Represent: Hip-Hop Photography

May 6, 2022 – September 25, 2022

KRS-1 & Ms. Melodie, Bronx 1988, © Janette Beckman

National Museum of African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

2nd Floor, Center for African American Media Arts gallery Floor Plan

Remix and re-release the show Represent: Hip-Hop Photography. Inspired by the four elements of hip-hop—DJ’s, MCs, breakdancers and graffiti—Represent showcases photographs from the Eyejammie Hip Hop Photography Collection that illustrate the early days of hip-hop and its rapid expansion to a cultural phenomenon in the mid-to-late 1990s. Photos showing some of hip-hop’s iconic figures and moments are paired alongside other images from the museum’s photography collection to explore how different social movements, historic figures, art, culture, and dance have influenced the musical genre.

Expand the experience with the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, a first-of-its-kind multimedia collection chronicling the growth of the music and culture from the parks of the Bronx to solidifying a reach that spans the globe.