The Boombox Exhibition by Lyle Owerko

There is still time to catch the exhibition of the Boombox Project by Lyle Owerko which takes place at XOYO and The Whisper Gallery in London until January 15th.

While in Tokyo in 2001, Owerko found a mint condition late‐seventies Victor JVC at an outdoor market. Already a collector, his hunt began for more rare and obscure models. Beloved by rappers, b‐boys and dancers alike, the Boombox reminds us of when music was a collective experience and the street was a club. Owerko spent years collecting and photographing a remarkable set of vintage Boomboxes, resulting in an arresting, unexpected photo series of these cult objects, all of which have been documented in his book, The Boombox Project: The Machines, The Music, and The Urban Underground, featuring a introduction by Spike Lee. This is the first time the full exhibition will be on public display in the UK.

Many images by PYMCA photographers feature in the book as well as these beautifully detailed images of vintage boom boxes above.

Check out more images of boomboxes on PYMCA

Whisper Gallery

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