Richard Beavers Gallery and BK Reader's "Conversations In the Gallery" Features Brooklyn Native, Photographer Jamel Shabazz

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  • (1888PressRelease) March 05, 2018 - "Conversations in the Gallery” presented by Richard Beavers Gallery and BK Reader, continued to engage the community with eclectic artists who have changed the landscape of art and culture with Jamel Shabazz, an esteemed documentary, fine art, fashion, and portrait photographer who gained recognition from his early work which depicts the life of New Yorkers who live in the urban community.

    Not only has his singular approach to photography made him a favorite among hip-hop notables but also has established him as a renowned artist with dozens of solo exhibits all over the world from The Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture to the Maison Folie of Wazemmes in France. He is the author of five monographs and has contributed to over twenty photography books along with being an educator and lecturer. On May 22, 2018, Jamel Shabazz will be honored by The Gordon Parks Foundation among the likes of Ava DuVernay and Ta-Nehisi Coates, just to name a few.

    “Over 300 people submitted a R.S.V.P. for Conversations in the Gallery with Jamel Shabazz which exemplifies the impact of his photography on culture as a whole,” says gallerist, Richard Beavers who represents Jamel Shabazz in various aspects of his photography.

    For more information regarding the Conversations in the Gallery series, please visit

    About Richard Beavers Gallery
    Richard Beavers Gallery, established in 2007, is a contemporary fine art gallery. Our collection primarily consists of artists whose work depicts various aspects of life in an urban environment through a multitude of genres. The artwork is inspired by the culture of these communities and addresses the many social and political issues in the forefront of society. The Richard Beavers Gallery aims to educate, inspire, and stir consciousness - whether you are a seasoned collector, art appreciator, or merely have an interest in art, alike.

    About Conversations in the Gallery
    Conversations in the Gallery is a monthly, series held at the distinguished and renowned Richard Beavers Gallery in Bedford Stuyvesant, hosted by BK Reader, Central Brooklyn’s leading hyperlocal news service. The mission of Conversations in the Gallery is to spark thoughtful conversations regarding art, literature, fashion, lifestyle, and culture, attracting guests who are influencers in their particular fields, rooted in the arts.

    About Jamel Shabazz
    Jamel Shabazz was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 15, he picked up his first camera and started to document his peers.

    Inspired by photographers Leonard Freed, James Van Der Zee, and Gordon Parks, he was marveled with their documentation of the African American community. In 1980 as a concerned photographer with a clear vision, he embarked on a mission to extensively document various aspects of life, from youth culture to a wide range of social subjects.

    Shabazz says his goal is to contribute to the preservation of world history and culture. In the past 10 years he has had over two dozen solo exhibitions; “Men of Honor,” “A Time Before Crack,” “Pieces of a Man,” “Represent,” When Two Worlds Meet,” “Back in the Days,” and “Seconds of my Life,” which have been shown from Argentina to The Netherlands, England, Italy, Germany, France, Japan and throughout the United States. For more information visit

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