VISUAL STUDIES & UPROCK NARRATIVES: DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY BY GEORGE R. MERCADO

2019.11.23 | 305 Hip Hop at the Arsht Center

These images were taken at the Arsht Center’s 305 Hip Hop show, a community event to kick off the 12th season of their Family Fest series. It’s a celebration of the creative elements of hip-hop culture: DJ’ing, rapping, graffiti writing and break dancing featuring Miami’s own Flipside Kings, Daniel “Krave” Fila, Sekajipo, Maxx Millanova, Kapital Stone, Kyriq, PATH youth, DJ Fielo and more.   Arsht Center PATH Flipside Kings BBoy Lego Supah Mario BBoyCRX Samm Lugo Daniel “Krave” Fila Jay “Remote” Bellicchi Sekajipo Maxx Millanova Kaptial Stone DJ Fielo Kyriq  

2019.09.22 | Art for Abaco | Ft. Pierce, FL

In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, Lander Talbott and others in the Treasure Coast boating community decided to assist in the recovery efforts by rallying enough donations and sponsor support to send 10 shipping containers full of relief supplies to the islands. Tropical street artist Dave Lavernia got involved and put the word out to other like-minded artists willing to donate their time and talents to contribute some positive creativity to the project, and this is what went down while the containers were waiting to be shipped.   Contributing Artists Dave Lavernia Jay Bellichi Paul Hughes Bulk Styles Eric Karbeling Hiero Veiga  Chnk Fondue Tackz CP Won Michel “Syfer” Diaz Eduardo Mendieta  

2018.09.08 | Crush Walls | Denver

Crush Walls 2018 • RiNo Arts District • Denver, Colorado

2018.09.08 | “This Is It” A Group Show at Dateline Gallery | Denver

Dateline Gallery • RiNo Arts District • Denver, Colorado
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2018.08.08 | PATH Hip Hop Academy 10th Anniversary Closing Cypher featuring Grandmaster Caz, Popmaster Fabel and Mayday!

PATH is a Miami-based 501(c )3 organization that uses Hip Hop culture to advance scholarship, community involvement, leadership and entrepreneurship in underserved communities throughout Dade county. From the PATH website:   PATH, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. We are South Florida’s pioneering Hip hop education organization specializing in history, philosophy and the 5 main elements of Hip Hop (DJing, MCing, B-boy/girling, Urban Art & Knowledge). Our work challenges the negative stereotypes and destructive behaviors often associated with Hip hop culture.   In 2008, The PATH HipHop Summer Academy was presented by Miami Light Project in partnership with Scratch DJ Academy. Teens from all over South Florida connected to learn, create, heal, serve and build lifelong relationships across generations. Since then, we have worked with community partners to train the next generation of Hip Hop artists, leaders, scholars and entrepreneurs in schools, community centers, treatment facilities and the streets. With generous support from public and private donors, the PATH Hip Hop Academy has expanded to include Spring, Summer and Winter programs.   Youth ages 13-19 learn creative, technical and entrepreneurial skills directly from Hip Hop industry professionals, practitioners and pioneers. In addition to the 5 main elements of Hip […]