The Boombox Project

On the heels of the graffiti renaissance comes a vibrant look at an old-school icon that figured prominently in the hip-hop, rock & roll, and punk movements of the 1970s and 80s. Lyle Owerko shot the photograph featured on the cover of Time magazine on September 11, 2001, the day of the 9/11 attacks, which showed an explosion at the World Trade Center. In 2005 the American Society of Magazine Editors ranked it as 25th out of a list of the 40 most important magazine covers in the last 40 years.

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