Author Event | Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop

Event Details

Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/23/2019
2:00pm-3:00pm
Cost: Free

NOTE THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY OCCURRED

Location
Traverwood Branch of AADL
Region: North Ann Arbor
3333 Traverwood Dr, Ann Arbor


Event Description

ournalist Vikki Tobak visits AADL to discuss her new book Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop. The perfect gift for music and photography fans, this new book is an inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers told through their most intimate diaries—their contact sheets. Featuring rare outtakes from over 100 photoshoots alongside interviews and essays from industry legends, Contact High takes readers on a chronological journey from old-school to alternative hip-hop and from analog to digital photography. The ultimate companion for music and photography enthusiasts, Contact High is the definitive history of hip-hop’s early days, celebrating the artists that shaped the iconic album covers, t-shirts and posters beloved by hip-hop fans today.  Vikki Tobak is a journalist whose writing has appeared in The FADER, Complex, Mass Appeal, The Undefeated, Paper Magazine, i-D Magazine, The Detroit News, Vibe, and many others. Vikki is also the founding curator of FotoDC’s film program, and served as the art commissioner/curator for the Palo Alto Public Art Commission in Silicon Valley. She has lectured about music photography at American University, VOLTA New York, Photoville, Chicago Cultural Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. This event includes a book signing and books will be on sale.

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  • Event Website: https://aadl.org/node/392024
  • Organizer: Ann Arbor District Library
  • Organizer Phone: Not Provided
  • Organizer Email: Not Provided
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