SOPHIE BRAMLY IS A FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER WLL KNOWN FOR HER WONDERFUL HIP-HOP CULTURE STORIES. SHE MOVED TO NEW YORK IN 1981 WHEN SHE STARTED PHOTOGRAPHING THE SCENE'S MEMBERS, WHILE THE REST OF THE WORLD WAS STILL NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO IT.
Her photographs appear to be shots made to friends, in fact they are taken in the homes of artists and clubs of the time. This kind of reportage begins when she was in Bronx, where she discovers and captures street culture. Her photographic work is a journey into the beggars of rappers, breakers, groups and early graffiti artists. She develops a true passion for hip hop over time, portraying characters such as: Afrika Bambaataa, Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Donald D, Fab Five Freddy, Futura 2000 and Kurtis Blow. The artist captured the energy beat of the early years of the scene and the most innovative looks and in 2015 released the “Walk this way” photo book with unpublished photos of rap culture of the early eighties.