Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop
15.12.20 – 21.5.21
Gallery M| Fee: 30 AED
Manarat Al Saadiyat and Sole DXB collaborate in hosting the photography exhibition, CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop.
Showing outside of the United States for the first time, Contact High takes visitors through four decades of photographs, albums, magazine covers and memorabilia that document Hip-Hop culture. Specifically curated for Abu Dhabi, the exhibition features over 150 images by 60 photographers including Janette Beckman, Barron Claiborne and Jorge Peniche.
Photographs are displayed alongside original contact sheets. The contact sheets give an intimate look into the photographer’s journey during the shoot, and an unrivalled insight into the personality of the subject in front of the camera, often capturing a softer or more humorous side of the Hip-Hop artist that is rarely seen by the public. The images include some of Hip-Hop’s biggest names: Kanye West, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Megan Thee Stallion, MF Doom, Cardi B, A$AP Rocky, Tyler the Creator, Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa, and the legendary Notorious B.I.G.