An ode to the impact of the iconic photography that became synonymous with Def Jam and, its biggest stars, “Through The Lens” will focus on the three distinct eras that span the label’s 35 year history to date.
Born and raised in New York City, Ricky Powell is a legendary photographer who specializes in the environmental portrait. Powell’s photographs focus on the organic New Yorker. His photographs simultaneously convey intimacy and detachment, as they provide a unique lenses through which the viewer can analyze the mundane. Powell considers the relationship between the photographer and the photograph to be “a chemical connection of some sort”.