Janette Beckman

Photographer

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Apple

Levi’s

Dior

Farfetch x Stadium Goods Dapper Dan/Gucci Interview

Def Jam Universal Music

'British-born photographer Janette Beckman began her career in the punk rock era working for music magazines The Face and Melody Maker. She shot bands from The Clash to Boy George as well as three Police album covers. In 1983 she moved to New York to document the underground hip-hop scene, photographing pioneers Run DMC, Slick Rick, Salt-N-Pepa, LL Cool J and many more. Her work has been shown in galleries worldwide and is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Museum of the City of New York and the British National Portrait Gallery. Her print archive is represented by Fahey Klein Gallery. She has published five books, including ‘Rap Portraits & Lyrics of a Generation of Black Rockers’(1991). “Made in the UK’ (2005), ‘The Breaks Stylin’ & Profilin” (2008) and ‘The MashUp’ (2018) a collaboration with iconic New York graffiti artists reinterpreting her hip hop images. Her new monograph covering 40 years of photography “Rebels From Punk To Dior’ was published by Drago in 2021. Janette continues to chronicle sub-cultures as well as photographing campaigns for brands including Apple, Beats By Dre, Levi’s and Dior.

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Janette Beckman