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Normski book launch and signing – The Photographers’ Gallery, London UK

22 Sep — 22 Sep 2023

6:30 pm – 08:00 pm on Fri 22 Sep 2023

Join us in our Cafe bar and Bookshop to meet legendary photographer Normski, who is launching his publication Man with the Golden Shutter, published by ACC Art Books.

kids in a concert photographed by Normski

Normski was a vital witness to the period known as the Golden Age of Rap, when big US artists like Run DMC, LL Cool J and Public Enemy started to play in the UK. At the same time, a British music scene born of Black music and myriad multicultural influence was developing, giving birth to Jungle, Garage and Techno.

The author, who describes himself as having been a “young Black British homeboy photographer”, was in the right place at the right time to document the emergent music, community and social movements of hip hop and rap in the UK. Normski: Man with the Golden Shutter presents Normski’s personal journey through that world from the mid-1980s to early 1990s.

The book includes Normski’s often previously unseen photographs of Public Enemy, N.W.A., Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Goldie, Ice-T, Run DMC, Wu-Tang Clan and many others, alongside the photographer’s stories and anecdotes from the centre of what would become a hugely influential cultural movement.

Please meet Normski in person for a chat, and get your freshly signed copy from the Bookshop


Further Information

Free, no booking required

When: Friday 22 Sep 2023

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Type: Bookshop Event

Where: 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F7LW

Nearest station: Oxford Circus

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