Cultural Capital: Contact High

Join us for a conversation about photography and hip-hop.

Please Note: This event has been postponed until Spring 2020. Stay tuned for the announcement of a new event date.

Journalist, author, and producer Vikki Tobak and music historian, DJ, and producer Adrian Loving lead a conversation with photographer Delphine Fawundu from Tobak’s celebrated book Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop (2018). The program includes a screening of a documentary short film featuring a selection of Contact High’s photographers at work.

Contact High examines the fascinating world of hip-hop through the lens of the photographers who shaped the iconic album covers, T-shirts, and posters beloved by fans around the world. Featuring rare outtakes alongside interviews and essays from industry legends, readers embark on a chronological journey from old-school to alternative hip-hop and from analog to digital photography.


This event has been postponed until Spring 2020.

This Cultural Capital program partnership is presented by the museum’s Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative in collaboration with the Contact High Project.

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