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07.23.13 Andy Cush

Before there was Humans of New York, before there was The Sartorialist, there were these guys: OG photographers like Ricky Powell, Martha Cooper, Jamel Shabazz, and Jamel Freedman, who captured the raw, beating heart of New York in decades past through its artists, graffiti writers, junkies, and street people. Everybody Street, a new documentary featuring the […]

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01.25.13 Marina Galperina

Alright, who wants some gear? ANIMAL favorites Tod Seelie and Ricky Powell, along with San Francisco photog Ken Goto are judging the “Streets of Chrome” street photography contest. Submit by Feb. 14th and get a Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera with a 35mm F/1.4 lens and a Chrome Niko Camera Backpack. “Photo submissions will be judged based on creativity, originality, and ability to capture […]

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11.20.12 Marina Galperina

Happy 51st Birthday, Ricky Powell! (Photo courtesy: Ricky Powell) […]

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08.29.12 Marina Galperina

Here’s a short film featuring New York native and photographer legend Ricky Powell roaming around the Village being his wild self, feeding squirrels at Washington Square Park — “They’re like part time pets!” — and bugging out at “mad cornball” “new jacks” and their “ugly vibes” turning his neighborhood into “the Hamptons, Los Angeles.” Watch […]

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07.30.12 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s original series I Should Have Shot That! asks photographers about that one shot that got away. This week, Ricky Powell talks about a missed photo of John F Kennedy Jr., among other things. […]

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10.27.11 Marina Galperina

Ricky Powell is allegedly vexed with the “New Jacks” on Greenwich and West 10th St. Check out a close up. […]

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08.03.11 Marina Galperina

So, you know Fuse Gallery is adjacent to the Lit Lounge, right? Tonight, join the festivities for the opening of “Paths of Rhythm” group show with work by CHINO, TrustoCorp, Judith Supine and more from all things “2’ (Kicks-street style) + 12” (Vinyl-music) = 212 (NYC as muse)” featuring the World Famous Ricky Powell Slide […]

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01.07.11 Marina Galperina

Of the five clips from Cheryl Dunn’s NYC street photog doc Everybody Street (trailer) up at the New Yorker, the Ricky Powell excerpt is the best.  Apparently, he started to take pictures after getting  “played like a soggy canolli” by some chick. […]

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05.17.10 Bucky Turco

Street photographer Ricky Powell has some new t-shirts he’s dropping and in this clip, he gives some background about one of the designs featuring Mike Tyson and explains how the jubilant boxer once put him in a headlock at the Palladium in 1986 and posed for a photograph thinking that that Powell was one of […]

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