Jamel Shabazz,  Untitled (Two Men Posing on Subway) , c.1980-89, C-print.

Jamel Shabazz, Untitled (Two Men Posing on Subway), c.1980-89, C-print.


May 4-21, 2003
SOF Art House, Toronto

A Canadian premier of Brooklyn-based photographer Jamel Shabazz.

For over twenty years, Shabazz has documented urban life – including the birth of hip hop youth culture – in his hometown and around the world. Back in the Days presented a series of his images from the 1980’s. The exhibition was selected as the cover image for the official catalogue and poster of CONTACT 2003. The exhibition includes a catalogue published by PowerHouse Books.

Presented at Shift Gallery, formerly SOF Art House.

Programming for the event included photography workshop for local youth for Light Source, a Toronto non-profit photographic collective taught by Jamel Shabazz.