“The Flatbush section of Brooklyn during much of the 1980s was an area that I spent a lot of time documenting the diversity of the people and culture with my Canon AE1.
The streets of New York City, with their unique aesthetics, served as the primary backdrop for the majority of the photographs I have made over the decades. Living in such a large city (one that never sleeps) also provided me with time, endless subject matter, and the opportunity to document the many elements which made it such a great and magical place. Today, the vibration that I once knew is gone forever, but I am grateful to have been able to use my camera to preserve a bit of that history that will always hold a special place in my heart."
All of the artist’s proceeds from the sale of these limited special edition prints are being donated to various New York City charities facing the greatest need.
On March 30, 2021, Aperture and Rockefeller Center hosted a discussion between esteemed photographer Jamel Shabazz and writer Tanisha C. Ford. If you missed this fantastic talk, watch it here