King of New York 1997 laughing contact sheet | King of New York 1997Photos by: Barron Claiborne
“King of New York” Portrait Session
Now is your chance to claim the title of hip-hop royalty and don the crown that Biggie wore! Legendary photographer Barron Claiborne will be at the Photo Space for two days to photograph our guests crowned and seated in a red velvet throne in homage to Claiborne’s 1997 “King of New York” photo shoot with Notorious B.I.G.
This is a free “first-come, first-served” event so arrive early to get your chance in front of the camera!
Barron Claiborne is self-taught photographer who began taking photographs at the age of 10 after receiving a camera as a gift from his mother, Betty. Barron works primarily in large format 8×10 and 4×5 but has used toy, pin-hole, handmade, and other cameras in his work. After moving to New York City in…
Celebrating the photographers who have played a critical role in bringing hip-hop’s visual culture to the global stage, CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop is an inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers, as told through their most intimate diaries: their unedited contact sheets.Learn More