On the "A" w/Souleo: Hip-Hop's Past on Display in New Photo Exhibit

April 9, 2015 10:09 AM

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When photographer Joe Conzo reflects on hip-hop's early days one word comes to mind: innocence. During the late 1970s, he began to document the birth of hip-hop in New York City, prior to the culture becoming a global commercial force that would be celebrated for its innovations in music, dance, and fashion, while simultaneously criticized as promoting violence, misogyny and materialism.

For Conzo all of that means nothing compared to his fond memories of hip-hop's beginnings.

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