” Joe Conzo Speaks “
The Cipher Show is quickly becoming one of my favorite podcast (be on the lookout for the upcoming interview with MF GRIMM & myself in a few weeks) Shawn Setaro has the uncanny ability to get his guest to open up in ways that hold your attention…This time around Joe Conzo gets the Q&A treatment..
“Joe Conzo Jr. has been called “the man who took hip-hop’s baby pictures” by the New York Times – a title that’s right on the money. Conzo, a third-generation Bronx native, first got into photography as a young boy and took to shooting pictures of his neighborhood.
Personal troubles caused Joe to put away his camera for many years. But over the past decade, his work has been re-discovered and used for documentaries, exhibited in museums all over the world – including the Museum of the City of New York, where an exhibit of his photos is running until September 27th – and even published in a book, Born In The Bronx: A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip Hop. A fictional version of Joe appears in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Netflix series The Get Down, about the early days of hip-hop, where the real Joe was on set as a behind the scenes photographer”.