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Chalfant Examines Hip Hop Culture and Graffiti Art

February 19, 2008

Henry Chalfant and Graffiti ImagesWell known author and film maker Henry Chalfant, most noted for documenting New York City graffiti in the 1970's and 1980's, will visit Drexel's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design to discuss graffiti photography and hip-hop culture. One of the foremost authorities on New York subway art, he has published articles and lectured extensively on this and other aspects of urban youth culture. Henry's work is well documented in books such as Subway Art(with Martha Cooper) and Spray Can Art and in films: Style Wars (1984), and the recently released From Mamba to Hip-Hop; A South Bronx Tale, a film that presents the evolution of dance in Latino communities in the South Bronx.

This Event is FREE and open to the public.

Join Henry on Tuesday, February 19 at 8:00 PM in the Screening Room (028 University Crossings, 3175 JFK Blvd.) to hear and see some of the finest photography samples from a unique period of New York City’s history. For more information on the free lecture please call: 215-895-2629 or visit

Event Facts:

  • What: Discussion and Slideshow of Hip-Hop Culture and Graffiti Art
  • Where: University Screening Room, (028 University Crossing, 3175 JFK Blvd.)
  • Who: Henry Chalfant
  • When: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 8 PM
  • Cost: FREE and open to the public
  • More Information: 215-895-2629 or visit