D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher

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August 4th – February 18th
Tuesday-Thursday 9am-4pm; Friday 9am-10pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
Photographer and Detroit native Jenny Risher collaborated with musical artists, producers and DJs to create portraits that tell the history, influences and legacy of Detroit’s hip-hop musical scene. The title “D-Cyphered” is a play on the mainstream meaning “to decipher/to decode” and “cypher,” the hip-hop term used to describe a cycle of competitive freestyle rap.

Risher uncovers the remarkable history of the music and the artists through photographs taken on Detroit’s street corners, in its recording studios, music halls and other legendary sites throughout the city. In addition to more than 80 color photographs, an audio mix produced by Nick Speed will play continuously in the gallery.

“D-Cyphered” includes more than 230 hip-hop artists, producers, emcees DJs and promoters who were pioneers, innovators and superstars respected throughout Detroit and globally, as well as those who were involved in hip hop’s creation and who sustained it through the years. Veterans Juan Atkins, George Clinton, Amp Fiddler and Don Was inspired musical styles, samples, production and techniques.
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Add to Calendar 08/04/2018 02/18/2018 America/Detroit D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher Photographer and Detroit native Jenny Risher collaborated with musical artists, producers and DJs to create portraits that tell the history, influences and legacy of Detroit’s hip-hop musical scene. The title “D-Cyphered” is a play on the mainstream meaning “to decipher/to decode” and “cypher,” the hip-hop term used to describe a cycle of competitive freestyle rap.

Risher uncovers the remarkable history of the music and the artists through photographs taken on Detroit’s street corners, in its recording studios, music halls and other legendary sites throughout the city. In addition to more than 80 color photographs, an audio mix produced by Nick Speed will play continuously in the gallery.

“D-Cyphered” includes more than 230 hip-hop artists, producers, emcees DJs and promoters who were pioneers, innovators and superstars respected throughout Detroit and globally, as well as those who were involved in hip hop’s creation and who sustained it through the years. Veterans Juan Atkins, George Clinton, Amp Fiddler and Don Was inspired musical styles, samples, production and techniques.
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