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Work It!- Images of Women in Hip-Hop

30 January 2004 No Comment

The Eyejammie Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to announce Work It! Images of Women in Hip-Hop, a special photographic tribute to the ladies of hip-hop. It is the gallery’s featured exhibit for Black History Month (February 2004). The show presents sparkling images of the most prominent women ever to rock a mike, many of these images created by women photographers. Work It! is curated by Isolde Brielmaier, a hip-hop head with a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

“This show is going to blow up the commonly-held misconception that women in hip-hop must be ‘bitches’ or ‘ho’s,’” says Ms. Brielmaier. “On the contrary, we’ll see women performers in full control of their image and their careers.” Work It! showcases photos of female hip-hoppers onstage, in the studio, on the set of music videos and movies, and chilling behind the
scenes with their friends, colleagues, and families.

The ladies of Work It! include Sylvia Robinson, Sequence (featuring a young Angie Stone), Roxanne Shante, Sparky D, Salt-n-Pepa, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Yo Yo, Lil’ Kim, Foxy Brown, Aaliyah, Eve, Trina, Missy
Elliot and Kimora Lee Simmons among others. Photographers in the show include Janette Beckman, Dorothy Low, Sue Kwon, Maggie Trakas, Michael Benabib, Al Pereira, and David Corio.

“Hip-hop has always been a very male arena,” notes Eyejammie’s Bill Adler. “Every woman who’s ever dared to call herself a rapper deserves some respect. Black History Month provides us with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate their achievements.”

Eyejammie is the only fine arts gallery in New York dedicated to the art and photography of hip-hop. It is owned and operated by hip-hop veteran Bill Adler.

Please visit us on the web at www.eyejammie.com

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