There isn’t a piece of Hip-Hop history that Janette Beckman hasn’t touched with her camera. The Londoner-slash-New Yorker arrived in the Big Apple in the early ‘80s having made a heavy impression in the UK punk scene as well as the burgeoning Rap scene happening Stateside. The movement intrigued Beckman, so she jumped across the pond and has been documenting it ever since. More than a photographer, Beckman captures moments; her use of light and found art is legendary and rarely does anyone bring grittiness to still pictures the way she does. Life+Times was fortunate enough to have Beckman detail ten of her most notorious works. She goes into great detail, so check out the flicks and read a piece of history right before your eyes.