Jamel Shabazz has been documenting the ‘Urban Life’ for
over 30 years. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY he picked up his first camera at the age of 15 and proceeded to record the world around him. Jamel has drawn inspiration from the great James Van Der Zee, Gordon Parks, Robert Capa, Chester Higgins and Eli Reed. The author of 4 monographs, ‘Back in the Days’,
‘The Last Sunday in June’Seconds of my Life and ‘A Time Before Crack, Jamel is presently working on his fifth Book scheduled for release in spring of 2010 called " Strictly Old School".