Love Is The Message

An Exhibit by Jamel Shabazz

“As a child coming of age in America during the turbulent 1960’s, my eyes have seen so many images of war and injustice… Fifty years later, America is still at war and injustice is still a pressing issue, especially in regards to communities of color.  The title of this theme comes from the great songwriters, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, who produced countless socially conscious songs during much of the 1960’s and 70’s under the record label Philadelphia International Records. ‘Love is the Message’ was one of the key points they would stress with the release of each of their albums.  The images in this series were all made between 1980-2018; both here in America and around the globe and it is my hope that they can provide inspiration to this current generation as well as the ones before, because we as a world community need healing and strength in these uncertain times.”