"I had to get this picture"

Today I went with a class from the ICP at the point community program to meet Jamel Shabazz and see his exhibit at the Bronx museum. Every picture Jamel has taken has a (short or long) story and he introduced almost every one with the phrase, "I had to get this picture".

Above is one of my favourite photographs and I was glad to see it included in the exhibit. The story went something like this:

"He wanted to show me how strong his dog was so he started swinging it around in the middle of the street. I said to myself; 'Man, I have to get this picture...'"

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