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Janette Beckman - Hip-Hop History Comes to Life in a Series of 120 Amazing Photos by Samuel Braslow (LA Magazine)

When it comes to spreading the rap gospel, a picture can be worth 1,000 words (or lyrics). That’s what led music journalist Vikki Tobak to curate Contact High at the Annenberg Space for Photography (April 26 to August 18). The exhibition displays more than 120 prints and unedited contact sheets from 60-plus photographers who have shaped hip-hop’s visual history. Here, four of the artists give us some insider info on their favorite shoots.