So far, yet so close

A photography project by Nicola Antonazzo

Exhibition Synopsis

So far, yet so close, is the first solo show by photographer Nicola Antonazzo. The exhibition offers an intimate look at Hip Hop icons through the eye of someone who grew up far from its origin by displaying never-before-seen photographs. 

After successfully opening in New York in March 2023, as part of the celebrations of Hip Hop’s 50th anniversary, the exhibition is ready to expand to cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and London, places where Hip Hop had a vast influence but also where Nicola has lived and has created some of the photos showcased.


Opening night

Exhibition Details

The exhibition is composed by 30, 16*24 inch (40*60cm) photographs, printed on Moab Exhibition Luster 300 archival paper, signed by Nicola Antonazzo and framed. The amount of photos can be adjusted to fit the hosting space and/or budget.

The below images are an example of photos included.

Plug Two, San Francisco, 2019

Dave, DeLa Soul

Questlove, London, 2017

Questlove, The Roots

Madlib, London, 2017


Eric B & Rakim

Eric B & Rakim

Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle

DMX, San Francisco, 2019


Roy Ayers

Roy Ayers

yasiin bey, San Francisco, 2018

Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def

Plug One, London, 2017

Pos, DeLa Soul

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Mulatu Astatke

Joe Bataan

Joe Bataan

Hieroglyphics, London, 2016




Joe Bataan_2

Joe Bataan

Krs-One, London, 2015


LL CooL J, NYC, 2022

LL Cool J



D.H. Peligro

D.H. Peligro, Dead Kennedys

Theon Cross

Theon Cross

Lee Fields

Lee Fields



Nicola Antonazzo is a Brooklyn-based documentary and portrait photographer focused on authentic and intimate moments.
Nicola’s work has appeared online, printed in publications like The Guardian, Billboard, and The Independent, and displayed at The DeYoung Museum in San Francisco.
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All photos are © of Nicola Antonazzo
Brooklyn, 2024