Chi Modu’s Historical Hip-Hop Images

By Mike Spear

Photographer Chi Modu has used imagery to redefine boundaries throughout his career. Born in Nigeria and raised in New Jersey, Modu eventually became the Director Of Photography for The Source magazine, which gave him access to some of hip-hop’s largest superstars, while garnering over 30 covers. His images captured many candid moments in music history, which still resonate decades later. Currently Modu’s is showing his first solo exhibit outside of the U.S. at Finland’s Pori Art Museum [] from an ongoing project called “Uncategorized” [] which runs until Sept. 14th. Q: Your portraits influenced the public perception of hip-hop …read more

Via: Corbis blog


Marco | Editor

Editor at large and founder of a bunch of stockphoto businesses