‘The Wright Time’ photography exhibit celebrates 50 years of hip-hop

An art gallery on Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn is celebrating 50 years of hip-hop through their latest exhibition “The Wright Time.”
The exhibit showcases the work of longtime New York-based photographer Ronnie Wright. The gallery is lined with dozens of photos, with each one offering a glimpse into a different era of hip-hop.
For Ronnie Wright, capturing photos is not just a job, but a passion.
"And I just wanted to do what I do. And here it is 46 years later. This is the art of my labor," Wright says.
Wright's labor has given him the opportunity to photograph artists like Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, Queen Latifah and many more. He is known as the "photographer to the stars" and his resume includes gigs with BET Networks and Atlantic Records.
"I was happy to have a front row seat to everything that he did, and he is a true hip-hop legend," says Sydney Margetson, previously with Atlantic Records.
Wright’s work that captured nearly five decades of hip-hop into just a few rooms will be on display at C & K Art Gallery and is open to the public starting Monday through Friday.
"I'm doing this to show you the good lights of the 50th anniversary hip-hop because I was there from everybody's humble beginnings to now and still going on," Wright says.
The exhibit is part of a larger movement by Hip-Hop Path, a local duo focused on celebrating the genre.
"Hip-hop has changed so many people's lives, whether it be music, art, finance, you see their creativity and Ronnie was lucky to be able to capture that," says Hip-Hop Path executive producer Steven Thompson.
To get tickets for the exhibit, follow this link.
"Hip-hop has changed so many people's lives, whether it be music, art, finance, you see their creativity and Ronnie was lucky to be able to capture that," says Hip-Hop Path executive producer Steven Thompson.
To get tickets for the exhibit, follow this link.