Shop Duggal Produces Art Apple NYC Presents: New York City Hip Hop | The Photo Tribute
“Every New Yorker speaks the language of Hip Hop,” says Madeleine Budd, marketing lead at B&H and co-curator of New York City Hip Hop | The Photo Tribute, a pop-up exhibition presented at Art Apple in Bushwick, Brooklyn from February 21st through February 23rd, 2020.
Curated with Moises De Pena, also founder of Art Apple NYC, the show explored the origins of hip hop in New York City and how the genre evolved from a place of marginality to establishing itself as a cultural force. While the music came to dominate mainstream culture, photographers were always on the scene, documenting the urban spaces where hip hop came alive, as well as helping create the icons we know and love today.
“Hip Hop’s disruptive nature and its message has often been trivialized, but this exhibition will reveal its influence on both fine art and popular culture,” says De Pena. “By tracing its evolution and highlighting its defining elements, the show will embody profound moments of this music style." Budd continues, “Effectively illustrating some of the stories through the imagery in this exhibition will advance the critical dialogue about the ongoing and ever-evolving impact of hip-hop and photography in this city.”