The Jeff Changs of the world have created some books that sociology professors can assign undergraduates to read about Hip Hop. But few have tackled rap in the way Atlanta, the book photographer Will Schmelling compiled with the New Yorker’s Kelefa Sanneh and GQ’s Will Welch does. Schmelling spent two years in Atlanta's expanding economic and cultural landscape. From tonight until March 19th, Clampart in Chelsea (521-531 West 25th) will be showing photos from that project. The image above is scanned, cropped, ruined. Do yourself the favor of a visit to the real thing.
NYC: Michael Schmelling at Clampart
February 11, 2011