powerHouse Books just released The Breaks: Stylin’ and Profilin’ 1982–1990, a book chronicling the music, street culture, and fashion of the 1980′s through the eyes of celebrated British photographer Janette Beckman. In 1982 Beckman moved to New York City at the very moment that street culture began to take form through hip hop music, DJs, graffiti writers, and break dancers. Thanks to Beckmans photograph’s, history was captured during this groundbreaking time.
This book is definitely a must have coffe table book for anyone who is down with streetwear culture. Own a piece of history and buy this book now!
Oh, by the way, Beckman continues to chronicle the happenings in music and street culture!!! London Supa Star M.I.A liked Beckman’s photographs of 80′s female rap duo Salt-N-Peppa and sought Beckman out to shot her album cover.
Peep more pics from the book after the jump…
- Streetwear: The Insider’s Guide
- “Flight Attendants” Reception at the powerHouse Library
- Street Art: The Graffiti Revolution
- Art HERstory Homework: Inspired by Keri Smith
- Anattitude Magazine & Cat Fight Graffiti Jam