Beth Fladung’s Hip-hop Photography

Hip-hop photography is an underappreciated art.  Unlike photography associated with other genres of music (particularly jazz and rock), hip-hop photography is less established, and frankly, less respected.  Maybe it’s because the genre is still relatively young, or maybe it’s because many wrongly assume that hip-hop photography means tough looking gangster-types looking menacingly at the camera.

Fortunately, that’s usually not the case.  Take Beth Fladung, for example.  She takes compelling shots of hip-hop luminaries and their urban environs.  Her photos are evocative and atmospheric.  If you don’t believe me, check out the attached photos of Pete Rock, Brooklyn and the RZA, below.

Then, check out her website here for more photographic dopeness.

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