Nov 24, 2014
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Posts tagged: Photography

Visual Vibration: Bob Marley x Shepard Fairey

Words by Natalie Weiner—bob-marley-shepard-fairey

Bob Marley’s image has become almost as important a part of his legacy as his music—both are ubiquitous worldwide, and accordingly represent many people’s first exposure to Jamaican music and culture. Now, Bob Marley: Giant, an exhibit currently at the Known Gallery in L.A., aims to shed new light on the face that’s inspired so much more than just countless red, yellow, and green t-shirts.

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Visual Culture: Peter Simon’s “Reggae Bloodlines” Show

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Peter Simon is one of few photographers who have documented reggae from its early days all the way through the present. His photos of people like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Toots and Sly and Robbie are some of reggae’s most iconic images, and his work illustrated one of the earliest and best known books on reggae, 1977’s Reggae Bloodlines: In Search of the Music and Culture of Jamaica.

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Short Folio: Alessandro Zuek Simonetti’s Cuban Odyssey

Words and Photos by Alessandro Zuek Simonetti, Intro by Martei Korley—

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Rolling Stone Showcases Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary Party

Words by Erin MacLeod, Photos by Martei Korley, via Rolling Stone

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Respect: More Shabba Ranks Iconography

Words by Eddie STATS Houghton, photos by Jonathan Mannion via The FADER


As a follow up to their (and my) double cover Icon feature on Shabba Ranks, Fader just posted an exclusive photo set of the Grammy-winner’s last Madison Square Garden cameo from top celebrity photographer Jonathan Mannion–along with some reminiscence on the artist’s impact on his work. Ready or not, it seems like it’s Shabba’s moment for a return to public consciousness, so we may be seeing more of the Ranks than we have in years if this trend continues…check the rest of the shoot and read the full story here.

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Indelible: Traces of Haiti

words by Eddie STATS Houghton


Photographer extraodinaire Jeff Antebi, who blessed us with some of his beautiful images of Haiti back in January is having a show of his work at the Creative Photography Workshops in Los Angeles. If you’re in LA, go check it out, you won’t regret it. That is all.

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