Janette Beckman featured in Getty Images exhibit "Beat Positive"

November 21st to February 2, 2020


October 24, 2019- New York City: In collaboration with 10 Corso Como, Getty Images Gallery today announced Beat Positive, a new exhibition which will bring to life the dawn of hip hop culture through a series of iconic and rare photographs.  On view from November 21st to February 2, 2020, the exhibition will showcase vibrant images from music photographers Janette Beckman and David Corio alongside never before seen material from the Getty Images archives, including images of a young LL Cool J, triptychs of The Fat Boys filming their ‘Jail House Rap’ video and the Beastie Boys in concert – images on display will all be available to buy as fine art prints.

Using the four main elements of hip-hop – turntablism, MC’ing, graffiti writing and break dancing – as a jumping off point, Getty Images Gallery Curator Shawn Waldron worked with Beckman and Corio to create a unique offering of limited-edition prints capturing everyone who was anyone in the early days of hip-hop.