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Documentary photographer Peter Beste grew up in the Houston area\, and began photographing an in-depth study of Houston's rap culture i n late 2004. A collaboration with writer Lance Scott Walker during that per iod has produced two books\, Houston Rap\, and The Houston Rap Tapes\, both of which will be relea sed by Sinecure books in spring 2013. The former is a 280 page photo book w ith an oral history and an introduction by Bun B of UGK\, while the latter is a book of Walker's interviews with an introduction by Willie D of Geto B oys. This exhibit will include images from both books and others from Beste 's collection of thousands of photographs of members of the Houston rap com munity and the neighborhoods of Fifth Ward\, Third Ward and South Park.

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Beste has had solo exhibitions in London\, New York\, Tokyo\, Stockhol m\, Copenhagen\, Bogotá\, Berlin\, Oslo\, San Francisco\, Austin\, Los Ange les\, Atlanta and many others. His work has appeared in American Photo\, Ar kitip\, British Journal of Photography\, Dazed and Confused\, London Observ er\, Modern Painters\, VH1\, MTV\, NRK (Norway)\, XXL and many others.

DTEND:20130503 DTSTAMP:20140711T125737 DTSTART:20130301 GEO:29.729597;-95.382338 LOCATION:Houston Museum of African American Culture\,4807 Caroline \n Houst on\, TX 77004 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Houston Rap\, Peter Beste UID:271144 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR