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