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Henry Chalfant's Big Subway Archive


Interactive Dvd, for promotional use only
Edited by Henry Chalfant
19 x 13.5 cm
Language: English
Publisher: Henry Chalfant

Award winning Documentary Filmmaker and Photographer Henry Chalfant has captured a slice of urban history. By documenting the youthful culture of Hip Hop, Breakdancing and Graffiti that emerged from the decaying neighbourhoods of New York City in the last millenium, he revealed a phenomenon that has helped shape music, dance, art, and fashion today.

For the first time in history, you can now immerse yourself in the visual and oral history of subway art. Henry Chalfant's Big Subway Archive delivers his entire life's work pertaining to the subject. Flip through the sketchbooks of these legendary artists. Watch over 50 interviews with some of graffiti's most iconic figures. Listen to the words of the artists themselves as they tell their personal stories of an art movement so captivating and provocative that it has left a mark on our culture for generations to come. View scores of galleries containing nearly a thousand trains that were caught on film and have been digitally preserved, color corrected and categorized by crew affiliation.

There has never been a more complete telling of this story.  Henry Chalfant’s Big Graffiti Archive is sure to rock the world of every enthusiast out there.