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Beckman, Janette

When someone asks Janette Beckman’s age, she answers with a smile and declares that she ‘is old enough to have created the cover photography of The Police’s first album, Outlandos d’Amour, released, in 1978’. In 1982, the British photographer attended her first hip-hop show, in London and promptly became enthralled by the musical movement and decided to settle in New York where she documented its flourishing debuts and its members, from Salt-N-Pepa to Run DMC. She who had begun her career at the dawn of punk rock had found in hip-hop another phenomenal expression of music and lifestyle nobody really believed in at the time. How wrong they were…

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Janette Beckman, Ska girls, Coventry, 1980
Janette Beckman, Ska girls, Coventry, 1980
Janette Beckman, Punks at Sid Vicious memorial, March, 1979
Janette Beckman, Punks at Sid Vicious memorial, March, 1979
Janette Beckman, Mod Girl, Streatham, 1976
Janette Beckman, Mod Girl, Streatham, 1976
Janette Beckman, Tenpole Tudor, Dublin, 1982
Janette Beckman, Tenpole Tudor, Dublin, 1982
Janette Beckman, John Cooper Clarke, punk poet, London, 1979
Janette Beckman, John Cooper Clarke, punk poet, London, 1979
Janette Beckman, Sex Pistols, Hyde Park, London, 1979
Janette Beckman, Sex Pistols, Hyde Park, London, 1979
Janette Beckman, Mods on scooter, 1976
Janette Beckman, Mods on scooter, 1976
Janette Beckman, Skinheads with flag at Loch Lomond Festival, 1980
Janette Beckman, Skinheads with flag at Loch Lomond Festival, 1980
Janette Beckman, Mods, The Islington Twins, 1979
Janette Beckman, Mods, The Islington Twins, 1979
Janette Beckman, Boy, Kings Road, London, 1979
Janette Beckman, Boy, Kings Road, London, 1979
Janette Beckman, Joe Strummer, The Clash, 1981
Janette Beckman, Joe Strummer, The Clash, 1981
Janette Beckman, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, London, 1981
Janette Beckman, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, London, 1981
Janette Beckman, Shane MacGowan, Soho, London, 1981
Janette Beckman, Shane MacGowan, Soho, London, 1981
Janette Beckman, Punks, 1978
Janette Beckman, Punks, 1978
Janette Beckman, Teds, 1979
Janette Beckman, Teds, 1979
Janette Beckman, Rock'n'Roll dancers, Caister, 1981
Janette Beckman, Rock'n'Roll dancers, Caister, 1981
Janette Beckman, Teddy boy, 1980
Janette Beckman, Teddy boy, 1980
Janette Beckman, Phil Polecat and friends, 1980
Janette Beckman, Phil Polecat and friends, 1980
Janette Beckman, Fan plays air guitar in mud at Loch Lomond Festival, 1981
Janette Beckman, Fan plays air guitar in mud at Loch Lomond Festival, 1981
Janette Beckman, Slim at Specials concert, 1980
Janette Beckman, Slim at Specials concert, 1980
Janette Beckman, Debbie Harry, London, 1981
Janette Beckman, Debbie Harry, London, 1981
Janette Beckman, Julien Temple, 1982
Janette Beckman, Julien Temple, 1982
Janette Beckman, Skinhead and mod fans at Loch Lomond Festival, 1981
Janette Beckman, Skinhead and mod fans at Loch Lomond Festival, 1981
Janette Beckman, Ska fans at Loch Lomond Festival, 1981
Janette Beckman, Ska fans at Loch Lomond Festival, 1981
Janette Beckman, Record shoppers, 1981
Janette Beckman, Record shoppers, 1981
Janette Beckman, Ladbroke Grove sound system, 1979
Janette Beckman, Ladbroke Grove sound system, 1979
Janette Beckman, New Romantics, 1980
Janette Beckman, New Romantics, 1980
Janette Beckman, Rude boys, 1981
Janette Beckman, Rude boys, 1981
Janette Beckman, Fans at The Jam's farewell concert, 1982
Janette Beckman, Fans at The Jam's farewell concert, 1982
Janette Beckman, From Rebel Cultures, 1980s
Janette Beckman, From Rebel Cultures, 1980s
Janette Beckman, The Beat, Birmingham, 1980
Janette Beckman, The Beat, Birmingham, 1980
Janette Beckman, Paul Simonon, The Clash, 1981
Janette Beckman, Paul Simonon, The Clash, 1981
Janette Beckman, Boy George, Notting Hill Gate, London, 1981
Janette Beckman, Boy George, Notting Hill Gate, London, 1981
Janette Beckman, Punk girls, Hyde Park, London, 1979
Janette Beckman, Punk girls, Hyde Park, London, 1979
Janette Beckman, Rockabilly, Levi of the Rockats, London, 1980
Janette Beckman, Rockabilly, Levi of the Rockats, London, 1980
Janette Beckman, Crowd at hiphop concert in Cosney Island, 1987
Janette Beckman, Crowd at hiphop concert in Cosney Island, 1987
Janette Beckman, Lenny Kravitz & Lisa Bonnet, NYC, 1988
Janette Beckman, Lenny Kravitz & Lisa Bonnet, NYC, 1988
Janette Beckman, From Rebel Cultures, 1980s
Janette Beckman, From Rebel Cultures, 1980s
Janette Beckman, Roller skaters, Venice Beach, LA 1983
Janette Beckman, Roller skaters, Venice Beach, LA 1983
Janette Beckman, Run DMC and Posse, Queens, 1984
Janette Beckman, Run DMC and Posse, Queens, 1984
Janette Beckman, Flava Flav, NYC, 1987
Janette Beckman, Flava Flav, NYC, 1987
Janette Beckman, Keith Haring, NYC, 1985
Janette Beckman, Keith Haring, NYC, 1985
Janette Beckman, BDP Scott La Rock and KRS-1, NYC, 1987
Janette Beckman, BDP Scott La Rock and KRS-1, NYC, 1987
Janette Beckman, Big Daddy Kane, NYC, 1989
Janette Beckman, Big Daddy Kane, NYC, 1989
Janette Beckman, HM Gang member 'The Saint', East LA, 1983
Janette Beckman, HM Gang member 'The Saint', East LA, 1983
Janette Beckman, B Boys, London, 1982
Janette Beckman, B Boys, London, 1982
Janette Beckman, B Girls, 1982
Janette Beckman, B Girls, 1982
Janette Beckman, Basketball players, NYC, 1990
Janette Beckman, Basketball players, NYC, 1990
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