CES, Big Daddy Kane, 1988/2015

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MORNING BREATH, Slick Rick, 1989/2014

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CEY, Keith2.0, 1985/2014

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QUEEN ANDREA, RUN DMC, 1984/2014

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T KID, FAB5 Freddie, 1982/2014

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CLAW MONEY, Salt N Pepa, 1987/2014

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ALICE MISRACHI, Beastie Boys, 1985/2014

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ZEPHYR, RUN DMC, 1987/2015

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FUTURA, Crazy Legs 1983/2016

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PART ONE, Eric B & Rakim, 1987/2014

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MRS, Melle Mel 1988/2014

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SHOE, FAB5 Freddie & Ramellzee, 1982/2017

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SHIRT KING PHADE, Ice Cube, 1990/2018

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LEE QUINONES, Chuck D, 1987/2017

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ERIC ADAMS, Flava Flav, 1987/2014

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SHARP, Donald D & Bronx Bob 1990/2014

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FAUST, BAMBAATAA, 1983/2014

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TRIKE, Dr Dre, 1990/2014

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CRASH, Futura, 1982/2015

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JULES MUCK, LL COOL J, 1985/2014

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DOC TC5, Futura & Dondi White, 1982/2014

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MODE 2, De La Soul, 1990/2017

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REVOLT, Ultamagnetic MC's 1989/2014

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CYCLE, Grand Master Flash 1986/2018

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CHINO, Stetsasonic, 1988/2014

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LADY PINK, Queen Latifah, 1990/2016

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MIKE DAVIS, KRS1, 1987/2017

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JESTER, EPMD, 1989/2014

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KEO, UTFO, 1986/2017

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TODD JAMES, Kid N Play 1987/2016

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Biography

British photographer Janette Beckman began her career at the dawn of punk rock working for publications such as The Face and Melody Maker.  She shot bands from The Clash to Boy George as well as three Police album covers and documented the youth culture of the era.  Moving to NYC in 1983, Beckman was drawn to the underground hip-hop scene where she photographed the pioneers of the culture such as RUN DMC, Slick Rick, Salt-N-Pepa, Grandmaster Flash, and Big Daddy Kane.

Beckman continues to live and work in New York City today.  Her dedication to documenting the outliers of society remains evident in the works she creates surrounding subjects such as Manhattan based dirt bike bandits, The Go Hard Boyz, an illegal girl fight club in Brownsville, New York, and the hard-nosed rodeo riders of the River City Rodeo in Omaha, Nebraska. 

Janette Beckman’s work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe.  Beckman’s commercial work includes assignments for clients such as Dior, Kangol, Levi’s, Schott, and Shinola.