Jamaican photographer Steve James will show his work at “Let There Be Reggae” from December 5th to 8th at The Lab (400 NW 26 Street) in Wynwood, Miami. “Let There Be Reggae” is part of Art Basel. James’ work looks at reggae and dancehall music scenes through the lens of concert photography, musicians’ portraits, Rastafari culture, studio sessions and fashion. Fellow Jamaican David Muir, an organizer of Art Basel, asked James to present at the show and he subsequently composed a unique memorial service segment featuring the programmes of several reggae artists whose funerals he has attended. James has covered reggae for more than 25 years, touring at one point as Beres Hammond’s official photographer.
A mural in honour of reggae legends and dedicated to Studio One founder Clement Dodd was recently unveiled at Studio One Boulevard in Kingston.