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Jamel Shabazz photograph collection

Call Number



1980-2010, inclusive


Shabazz, Jamel, 1960-


2 Linear Feet in 2 boxes.
1.15 Gigabytes in 99 digital photographic images in tiff format.

Language of Materials

English .


Approximately 400 photographs by Jamel Shabazz, in both black and white and color, representing urban street life in Brooklyn from 1980-2010.

Biographical Note

Jamel Shabazz (1960-) is an American documentary photographer born in Brooklyn, New York. Shabazz is known for his books, exhibitions, and editorial magazine work.

Scope and Contents

The Jamel Shabazz collection, spanning 1980-2010, holds black and white and some color photographs documenting the African American community in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Subjects include street life, fashion, parks, subways and youth culture.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction. The physical collection is unprocessed but a portion of the collection is available through the library's digital collections portal.

Conditions Governing Use

The photographer holds the copyright to the images in this collection.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item/descriptive title, date (if known), call number (if applicable); Jamel Shabazz photograph collection, BCMS_0055; Brooklyn Public Library, Center for Brooklyn History.

Material Specific Details

The digitized portions of this collection are available here.

Collection processed by

Diana Bowers-Smith

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Brooklyn Collection
Center for Brooklyn History
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201