Londoner Janette Beckman began her career at the dawn of punk rock working for The Face and Melody Maker. She shot bands from The Clash to Boy George as well as 3 Police album covers.
Moving to New York in 1982, she was drawn to the underground Hip Hop scene. Her photographs of pioneers such as Run DMC, Slick Rick, Salt’n’Pepa, Grandmaster Flash, Big Daddy Kane are in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Museum and the Museum of the City of New York.
Janette has published four books: ‘Rap, Portraits & Lyrics of a Generation of Black Rockers’, ‘Made In The UK The Music of Attitude 1977-1983’, ‘The Breaks, Stylin’ and Profilin’ 1982-1990′ and ‘El Hoyo Maravilla’.
Her photographs have most recently been exhibited at: The Museum of the City Of New York, HVW8 LA, Le Salon Paris, Morrison Hotel Gallery NYC, Paul Smith London, Tower Records Tokyo, Blender Gallery Sydney.
Janette lives and works in New York City. She is the New York editor for the British style magazine ‘Jocks&Nerds’.
2016 Project Gallery, Los Angeles
2016 Punctum Gallery, London
2015 Museum of the City of New York
2015 Photoville, Brooklyn
2015 Fold Gallery Reykjavik Iceland
2015 Le Salon, Paris
2015 National Arts Club, NYC
2015 Gansevoort Market, NYC
2014 HVW8 Gallery Los Angeles
2013 Ben Sherman, London
2013 ‘Youth Culture and Music’, Caracas Venezuela
2013 ‘Occupy Wall Street’, Museum of the City of New York, NYC
2013 ‘New York in the 80’s’, Clamp Art, NYC
2013 ‘Kings Road’, Proud Gallery, London
2012 ‘Made in UK’, Ono Arte, Bologna Italy
2012 ‘Hip Hop’, Belleville Gallery Paris
2010 Punk, Fred Segal, Los Angeles
2010 Morrison Hotel Gallery Bowery, NYC
2009 Tower Records Tokyo
2009 Blender Gallery Sydney Australia
2009 Project Space Los Angeles
2008 ‘The Breaks”PowerHouse Gallery Brooklyn
2008 Dover Street Market London
2008 Morrison Hotel Gallery NYC
2007 ‘Made in the UK’ Paul Smith, NYC
2006 Dover Street Market, London
2006 Collette Paris
2006 ‘Made in the UK’ Paul Smith, London
2005 PowerHouse Gallery NYC
2005 Made in the UK, Proud Gallery, London