This month we present ‘Darker Shades of White’ a talk and zine by Normski on Tuesday 2nd August at 6.30pm.
Discussing the progression of his extensive archive from shooting London family life to documenting the emergence of hip-hop itself, ‘Darker Shades of White’ harks back to the very foundations of urban street culture in the UK. Working with YOUTH CLUB, Normski will produce a limited edition 40 page zine available for sale on the night.
‘Darker Shades of White’ is a previously unseen insight into the early days of Normski’s journey before his career as a TV and Radio presenter, notably as the presenter for BBC’s Dance Energy. Having photographed a distinct range of worldwide musicians such as Run DMC, Barry White and Dr Dre, he adopted the nickname ‘Normski’ whilst on a trip to New York. Through his involvement in music he gained his reputation as a leading authority on urban and contemporary culture, leading him to photograph hip-hop artists and fashion movements for publications like The Face, i-D and Vogue.
We proudly launch this exclusive and intimate edit of Normski’s iconic photographs complimented by the very experiences that forged them. Address: Doomed Gallery, 65 Ridley Road, London, E8 2NP. Nearest station: Dalston Kingsland/Dalston Junction Overground.