New York, New York
Londoner Janette Beckman began her career at the dawn of punk rock working for The Face and Melody Maker. She shot fans and bands across the spectrum of youth culture of the day: the Clash, the Jam, the Specials, Boy George, Ramones, PIL, as well as 3 Police album covers Her powerful portraits celebrating the music and street styles are collected in 'Made in the UK: The Music of Attitude, 1977-1982' PowerHouse Books.
Moving to New York in 1982, she was drawn to the underground Hip Hop scene. Her photographs of pioneers such as Run DMC, Slick Rick, Salt'n'Pepa, Grandmaster Flash, Big Daddy Kane and 1980's style are collected in "The Breaks, Stylin and Profilin 1982-1990" PowerHouse Books.
Dashwood Books published ‘El Hoyo Maravilla’ a collection of Janette’s photographs of an East LA gang.
Her photographs have recently been exhibited at: The Museum of the City Of New York, HVW8 Gallery LA, Le Salon Paris, Morrison Hotel Gallery NYC, Punctum London, Tower RecordsTokyo, Blender Gallery Sydney, etc
Janette lives and works in New York City. She is the New York editor for the British style magazine ‘Jocks&Nerds’.