France loves Jamel Shabazz too

A Time Before Crack (powerHouse Books, 2005, 2023), from legendary New York City photographer Jamel Shabazz, was featured in Slate France.

“In the 1980s, Jamel Shabazz roamed the streets of his native New York to photograph the young black people he met. Twenty years later, the photographer realized that these optimistic and carefree images actually told of a bygone era, the one that preceded the ravages of the crack epidemic and the war on drugs. In 2005, he published his first book on the subject, A Time Before Crack, recently revised and reissued by powerHouse.”

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