About Ernie Paniccioli (Brother Ernie)

Ernie Paniccioli (Brother Ernie)


After picking up a camera in the 1973 to document the graffiti art that dominated New York City, Ernest Paniccioli started his journey of whole-heartedly capturing the scene during the most fertile years of hip-hop. Always armed with a 35mm camera, he successfully photographed nearly every rapper of note since the genre's inception, making him the go-to photographer for magazines like Word Up and Rap Masters. Hip Hop at the End of the World is a carefully curated selection of photographs from Brother Ernie's extensive archives, celebrating over 40 years of swag in one of the most complete records of the most crucial movements in American music. A Native American growing up in a white man's society, Ernie broke the barrier of stereotypes…

With exclusive, behind-the-scenes access, preeminent photographer Brother Ernie captures the last four decades of the evolution of hip-hop--the styles that grew from it, and the artists who shaped it. Complete with Brother Ernie's personal anecdotes of time spent with subjects, and stories behind the photographs, Hip-Hop at the End of the World shares intimate moments from the most important era of hip-hop. October 2018 50 Photographs exhibited at The Bishop Gallery in Brooklyn December 2018-35 photographs exhibited at The Queens Public Library Thee NY Times rates “HIP HOP AT THE END OF THE WORLD” as one of the January 2019- 40 Photographs exhibited City Hall, Bridgeport, Connecticut