Queenscapes Pick of Month - Vikki Tobak “Contact High” Discussion
Folks, come out to to Book Culture LIC Wednesday, January 23rd 2019 at 6:30pm, as author Vikki Tobak discusses her book “Contact High” for an event presented by Back to the Lab NYC.
Back to the Lab NYC is a community organization for photogrpahers seeking to hone their skills and craft their vision. The org was founded by Huguette Ampudia, Mark Beckenbach, Marco Jokic and Salvador Espinoza.
Contact High is an inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers told through their most intimate diaries—their contact sheets.
Featuring rare outtakes from over 100 photoshoots alongside interviews and essays from industry legends, Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop takes readers on a chronological journey from old-school to alternative hip-hop and from analog to digital photography. The ultimate companion for music and photography enthusiasts, Contact High is the definitive history of hip-hop’s early days, celebrating the artists that shaped the iconic album covers, t-shirts and posters beloved by hip-hop fans today.
With essays from BILL ADLER, RHEA L. COMBS, FAB 5 FREDDY, MICHAEL GONZALES, YOUNG GURU, DJ PREMIER, and RZA
Vikki Tobak is a journalist whose writing has appeared in The FADER, Complex, Mass Appeal, Paper Magazine, i-D Magazine, The Detroit News, Vibe, and many others. She is a former producer and columnist for CBS Marketwatch, CNN, Bloomberg News, TechTV and other leading media organizations. Vikki is also the founding curator of FotoDC's film program, and served as the art commissioner/curator for the Palo Alto Public Art Commission in Silicon Valley. She has lectured about music photography at American University, VOLTA New York, Photoville, the Library of Congress and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
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