Contact High: 40 Years of Hip Hop in Photographs

Hasselblad is hosting a pop-up experience at its New York Experience Studio celebrating Contact High: A Visual History of Hip Hop by culture and entertainment journalist Vikki Tobak

Contact High: 40 Years of Hip Hop in Photographs

HASSELBLAD TO FEATURE ICONIC IMAGES OF HIP HOP’S TOP ARTISTS FROM THE PAST 40 YEARS - A HISTORIC POP-UP EXPERIENCE

Hasselblad is hosting a pop-up experience at its New York Experience Studio celebrating Contact High: A Visual History of Hip Hop by culture and entertainment journalist Vikki Tobak, a recently published book that documents hip hop’s key influencers over a 40 year span.

On display will be images made with various Hasselblad cameras from Janette Beckman, Danny Clinch, Armen Djerrahian, George Dubose, Jamil GS, Danny Hastings and Jayson Keeling. The interactive experience will provide a unique look into the photographer’s creative process through rarely-seen contact sheets and give visitors the opportunity to see selected printed images from the book, including photographs of Salt-N-Pepa, Jay-Z and Run DMC, amongst other high-profile artists.

“Hip-hop visual culture is told best through the photographers who documented the culture. This is an opportunity to celebrate their vision and their voices alongside some of the most iconic music imagery created on Hasselblad,” said Tobak.

Produced in partnership with Bay Photo Lab, the pop-up will be open to the public from January 28th-February 1st from 10am to 4pm. From February 4th-13th the gallery will be available by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled online at hasselblad.com/brand-stores. The gallery is located at 632 Broadway (at Houston) on the second floor in Manhattan.

On Saturday, February 2nd, from 3pm-5pm Hasselblad will celebrate the experience with its Medium Format Meetup and an artist panel led by Tobak, featuring photographers Janette Beckman and Armen Djerrahian. Reservations to attend the free event can be made at hasselblad.com/events.

Later in the year, an extended exhibition of Contact High will be hosted at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles from April 26th - Sept 8th. More information can be found here: https://www.annenbergphotospace.org/exhibits/contact-high/.

Contact High: A Visual History of Hip Hop is published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers and is available at booksellers worldwide.

ABOUT HASSELBLAD

Founded in 1941, Hasselblad is the leading manufacturer of medium format cameras and lenses. Made in Sweden, Hasselblad cameras are renowned for their iconic ergonomic design, uncom- promising image quality and Swedish craftsmanship. For over half a century Hasselblad cameras have captured some of the world’s most iconic images – including the first landing on the moon - and helped shape the way we look at the world through genuine photographic artistry. Trusted by NASA and used by the greatest photographers in the world, Hasselblad continues to create products with uncompromising image quality that inspire.

The Hasselblad H Camera System with its professional lens family and unique advancements is widely acknowledged as the most comprehensive digital camera system of its kind available today. Hasselblad was the first to launch the fully integrated medium format camera system incorporating the latest in CMOS sensor technology. In 2016 Hasselblad launched the H6D, a technological feat with an all new electronic platform, delivering superior craftsmanship and image quality. Later the same year, Hasselblad introduced the world’s first compact mirrorless digital medium format camera – the X1D. Hasselblad’s X1D sensor benchmarked the highest score in the history of DxO Mark’s independent testing.

Headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, Hasselblad is a global brand with offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Paris, Copenhagen, Hamburg and Shenzhen with distributors throughout the world.
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