10 stylish photos of dancehall from the beginning of the movement

Canadian photographer Beth Lesser spent the 1980s immersed in Jamaican dancehall culture. An exhibition of her images can be seen at London’s KK Outlet until January30, 2016.

Her images have a strange palpable quality. Looking at them you can almost smell the smoke and feel the rumble of the bass in your bones. In 1986 she married her long-term partner David Kingston at “a Youth Promotion dance at Sugar Minott’s house” and in 2008 published a collection of her photographs entitled Dance Hall: The Rise of Dance Hall Culture. The exhibition will showcase a collection of Beth’s best images…

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