“After the main taping was done, the news cameras started to leave. The bulk of the news press got the shots they needed to portray Tupac as a “Dangerous Thug,” which they would print in the next day’s papers. It felt like Tupac knew how to play with the media to keep his name in the press. He knew how to press their buttons, challenge them mentally; their only recourse was to portray him as a troublemaker. The pattern was reactive and visible.
As people left, Tupac and his friends stayed to themselves, lingering by one of the walls in the city park. They created a space and moment to relax together. Within that time, Tupac would peer beyond the edge of his red bandana, which dangled in front of his eyelashes as he prepared a blunt. As he finished, he kindly glanced at me. I got the shots I needed. I heard the lighter spark as I stepped away, giving them their personal space.”
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Broadened Exposure presents intimate moments in music history, captured through the lens of T. Eric Monroe. The visual stories expressed in this collection represent a fresh and unseen perspective of cultural icons from the 90’s Hiphop Community, at a time before the Internet, social media, and digital photography. This historic vault of iconic photos is being shared with the public after being hidden decades, offering a rare glimpse into the unseen moments of a musical revolution.
Remembering A Golden Era of Cultural Revolution
ICONIC MOMENTS OF 90’S HIPHOP
ARCHIVAL PRINT PHOTOGRAPHY