Los Angeles, CA
Oh Snap! West Coast Hip Hop Photography presents a focused selection of photographs that explore one of the most influential musical genres and cultural movements of the last quarter century: Hip Hop. Centering on the unique style developed on the West Coast of the United States, and particularly in California, this exhibition highlights the dynamic array of Hip Hop artists that gained national prominence in the 1990s, including Ice Cube, YoYo, Tupac, and E-40. Oh Snap! features more than forty works by an array of renowned photographers: Michael Miller, author of West Coast Hip Hop: A History in Pictures (2011); creative industry professional Carl Posey; Ernie Paniccioli, member of the Hip Hop Hall of Fame and considered Hip Hop royalty; Estevan Oriol, the internationally celebrated photographer and director; and Paul Chan, former Art Director for Kronick Magazine. The first of its kind to be organized at CAAM, this exhibition pays homage to the distinct flavor, evolution, and influence of West Coast Hip Hop music.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website