Janette Beckman janettebeckman.com
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 The Specials as well as 3 Police album covers. Her portraits of the British Punk, Mod and 2 Tone scenes are collected in Made in the UK: The Music of Attitude, 1977-1982 PowerHouse Books 2005. Moving to New York in 1982, she was drawn to the underground Hip Hop scene. Her photographs of pioneers Afrika Bambaata, Run DMC, Salt’n’Pepa, Grandmaster Flash and 1980’s style are collected in The Breaks, Stylin and Profilin 1982-1990 PowerHouse Books 2007
Her latest book documenting the East LA Hoyo Maravilla gang was published by Dashwood Books in 2011. She has also self published three limited edition books (available at Bookmarc and Dashwood). Janette’s photographs have recently been exhibited at Morrison Hotel Gallery NYC, Tower Records Tokyo, Roberto Mata Caracas, Proud London, Belleville Paris, Blender Gallery Sydney, Ono Arte Bolgna and Arkitip Los Angeles.
Janette lives and works in New York City. She is the New York editor for the British style and culture magazine Jocks & Nerds.