A Photographic Exhibition
by Janette Beckman
September 19th - 9th October 2018
And’studio - via Pietro Colletta, 69 Milano
From the 19th of September until the 9th of October 2018, Fiorentini + Baker presents Extraordinary Rebels an inaugural, Milan based exhibition of photographs by legendary photographer Janette Beckman. A carefully curated selection of her prolific work from the 1970s to the 1990s will be on show. Beckman is famed for her documentation of youth and musical movements, from British punk to American Hip Hop, capturing some of the most celebrated faces of the music world including the Sex Pistols, Debbie Harry, Dee Dee Ramone, Public Enemy and the Beastie Boys.
The show will also include an exhibition of the campaign “Extraordinary People who wear Fiorentini + Baker” the ongoing collaboration between the photographer and the brand which portrays talented people from different backgrounds, ages and professions wearing their favourite pair of shoes or boots. Visual design studio Karmachina - will produce a video installation featuring Beckman’s iconic images.
"I am so thrilled to show my "Extraordinary Rebels" in Italy. The show tracks my history of photographing rebels from The Clash and Sex Pistols to Run DMC and Public Enemy. I am now so excited to be photographing today's 'Extraordinary People' (all rebels in their own rights), artists, musicians, actors, models, writers, and more, who wear Fiorentini and Baker boots and shoes.” Janette Beckman
Londoner Janette Beckman began her career at the dawn of punk rock working for The Face and Melody Maker. She shot bands from The Clash to Boy George as well as three Police album covers. Moving to New York in 1982, she was drawn to the underground Hip Hop scene. Her photographs of pioneers such as Run DMC, Slick Rick, Salt’n’Pepa, Grandmaster Flash, Big Daddy Kane are in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Museum and the Museum of the City of New York.
Janette has published four books: ‘Rap, Portraits & Lyrics of a Generation of Black Rockers’, ‘Made In The UK The Music of Attitude 1977-1983’, ‘The Breaks, Stylin’ and Profilin’ 1982-1990′ and ‘El Hoyo Maravilla’.
Her photographs have most recently been exhibited at: The Museum of the City Of New York, HVW8 LA, Le Salon Paris, Morrison Hotel Gallery NYC, Paul Smith London, Tower Records Tokyo, Blender Gallery Sydney. Janette lives and works in New York City. She is the New York editor for the British style magazine ‘Jocks&Nerds’.
Karmachina is a studio of visual design conceived in 2013 in Milan from the combination of the different experiences gained in the visual and multimedia arts field by the three founders, Vinicio Bordin, Paolo Ranieri and Rino Stefano Tagliafierro.
It develops multimedia projects with the ability to turn image and sound experimentation and the research into contents and narrative techniques into video narrative environments, video mapping operas, installations and films characterized by a strong and original artistic identity.
Title: EXTRAORDINARY REBELS - A Photographic Exhibition by Janette Beckman
Venue: And’studio - via Pietro Colletta, 69 Milano
Opening Time: September 19th - 9th October 2018. 10am – 6pm every day. Free admission.
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Please, for all the captions: Photographs by Janette Beckman, Courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles