Art + Culture
Sights in the City: Jamel Shabazz
During the summer of 1980, Jamel Shabazz armed himself with a Canon AE1 SLR camera and began to photograph the landscape of his native New York City.
Photographing in the streets put Shabazz right in the heart of all of the action; he carried his camera everywhere he went, from Harlem to Times Square, the Lower East Side to downtown Brooklyn, always set and at the ready. Like a fisherman seeking a fruitful catch, Shabazz ventured into locations full of life and uncertainty in hopes of capturing a unique moment.