Fotomuseum aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht presents the exhibition 'Streetlife' from 1 June until 27 September 2020. The museum shows colorful work by the American photographer Jamel Shabazz. The street photography in New York City mostly shows the 80s. A new photo book by Shabazz ('City Metro') will be launched during the exhibition. Guest curator is the German gallery owner Bene Taschen.

Jamel Shabazz enjoys international fame as a documentary, street, fashion and portrait photographer. He has been photographing the vibrant street life in New York since 1980. In addition to musicians, he has also portrayed everyday life on the street and in the subway. Around fifty photos can be seen in the monumental museum. The exhibition focusses on his photography from the 1980s. Visitors can play music matching with the era on record players themselves. 

Jamel Shabazz (New York, 1960) grew up in Brooklyn and has been active as a photographer for 45 years. His iconic photos have been frequently published and bundled in nine monographs. In addition, the autonomous work is included in the collections of museums such as the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), The Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York) and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture (Washington). Shabazz has been awarded a Gordon Parks Foundation Award in 2018. 

'Streetlife' exhibition is from 1 June – 27 September 2020.