01.02.2020 • PATH Winter Intensive at the Museum of Graffiti | Wynwood During the PATH 2019/2020 Winter Intensive, students got a personalized tour of the Museum of Graffiti; the world’s first museum dedicated to the evolution of graffiti. Co-founder Alan Ket and curator Carlos “MARE139” Rodriguez led the tour, which featured works by StayHigh149, Ghost and Giz, Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfont, Niels Shoemeulman, OG Slick and more. Students were engaged through discussions on the history, styles, and future of graffiti culture. PATH is a Miami-based 501 (3)c nonprofit organization dedicated to challenging the negative stereotypes and destructive behaviors often associated with Hip Hop culture by helping the youth build skills that are useful in school, the streets and the future. Please check out www.pathtohiphop.org and www.museumofgraffiti.com for more info.
01.23.2020 • Earlier this month, I had the honor of leading the digital storytelling workshop at These Are The Breaks; PATH’s fully immersive week-long visual, performing and digital arts learning experience for Miami’s talented young creatives. This year’s theme was Food + Water + Shelter, which allowed participants to creatively identify the opportunities and challenges present in their communities via a series of lectures, workshops and field trips throughout Miami. The 2019/2020 mentor line up featured: Music Production/Recording with Andrews “NONMS” Mujica and Anthony “Tonik” Reyes Rap/Songwriting/Recording with MECCA aka GRIMO and Yoli Mayor Bboy/Bgirl/Hip Hop Dance with Andrews “NONMS” Mujica and Alfredo “Bboy Lego” Sotelo Urban Art with MECS Digital Storytelling with George R. Mercado PATH is a Miami-based 501 (3)c nonprofit organization dedicated to challenging the negative stereotypes and destructive behaviors often associated with Hip Hop culture by helping the youth build skills that are useful in school, the streets and the future. Please check them out at www.pathtohiphop.org for more info.
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
In the summer of 2012, I started shooting staff and student portraits with PATH as a means to challenge myself in ways that commercial photography wasn’t doing at the time. We’ve been shooting together every summer since, and I continue to be inspired by everyone’s enthusiasm and creativity. It’s definitely a challenge shooting with so many talented individuals in such a short period of time, but I think I captured the vibe perfectly. Thanks to everyone that rocked with me that day. Read on for more info about PATH. 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 […]
2018.11.08 | The Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, PATH to Hip Hop and Catalyst: Miami present a masterclass in the art of b-boying, featuring the international dance crew ILL-Abilities (B-Boys Lazylegz, Kujo, Samuka, Checho, Redo and Krops) at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium.