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Jeff Antebi
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Jeff Antebi is the founder and creative director of Waxploitation Artists, a company where he was responsible for developing the careers of Grammy Award winning artists including Gnarls Barkley, Danger Mouse and most recently Grammy nominated artist Broken Bells as well as critically acclaimed projects like Dangerdoom with Adult Swim, Dark Night of the Soul with David Lynch, and the infamous Grey Album.

Antebi developed Danger Mouse's producing career which includes albums by Beck, Gorillaz and The Black Keys.

Antebi produced the Causes 1 and Causes 2 album series to benefit the work of Oxfam, Human Rights Watch and Médecins Sans Frontières. The albums include songs from Diplo, Spoon, LCD Soundsystem, Animal Collective, The Shins, Devendra Banhart, The Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie among others.

He recently established Waxploitation’s Ways & Means “fine art” imprint and is producing two projects non-music projects that include original collaborations and contributions from Erykah Badu, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Frank Black, Cornelius, Bon Iver, Mogwai and No Age.

As a photographer, Antebi has covered a number of conflicts including the war Afghanistan, a destabilized Haiti, the bloody Malay insurgency in South Thailand, and the drug cartel wars in Juarez. He was the first photographer ever exhibited by the acclaimed StolenSpace Gallery in London, home to Shephard Fairey, D*FACE and Pete Fowler to name a few.
Antebi’s work has been featured by PBS NewsHour, CNN, The Paris Review, Rolling Stone, NPR, GOOD Magazine, and Andrew Sullivan of the Atlantic Monthly. His solo exhibition Haiti Before 1.12.10 was curated by LACMA’s Edward Robinson.

Blog Entries by Jeff Antebi

Memories of Haiti Before The Quake

Posted January 14, 2010 | 12:23:56 (EST)

Haiti is on my mind and I am very sad tonight.

I was in Port-au-Prince twice in 2009.

When I arrived the first time, and walked around the streets, the people stared at me cold. It was at first glance, an unwelcoming place.

My dear friend Jean-Marc de...

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Christmas, Drug Wars and Juarez

Posted January 9, 2010 | 12:26:54 (EST)

When I mentioned I was going to spend Christmas photographing Juárez, people reacted as if I was planning a trip to Somalia.

They were not that far off.

How out of control is the city of Juárez? Compare the killings there to the war in Afghanistan. In Juárez...

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Voting and Violence in Thailand

Posted October 4, 2009 | 18:25:20 (EST)

Thailand held sub-district, local government elections in September. I went to South Thailand and observed a little bit of what voting was like in that troubled part of the region.

I don't know how to explain what I saw in South Thailand because I witnessed only 72 hours in what...

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The Afghanistan Election on the Ground

Posted September 1, 2009 | 13:37:48 (EST)

I left Afghanistan after the August 2009 presidential elections feeling like I had witnessed a sort of tribal theater of the absurd.

The country was dominated by internal ethnic conflicts among the Pashtuns, Tajiks and Hazaras, to name a few. Every power in the region -- Pakistan, India, Iran,...

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Why We Shouldn't Stigmatize Haiti

Posted August 23, 2009 | 15:53:20 (EST)

In April, as part of a series of photo essays I'm doing, I made my way to Haiti for the recent Haitian Senatorial elections.

When I mentioned Haiti to friends, colleagues and travel agents, the universal response was "what?!?!?!". But I completely understood this reaction. I was worried myself....

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Waxploitation Presents Causes 2

Posted May 9, 2009 | 12:49:17 (EST)

This week sees the release of Waxploitation Presents Causes 2, the second album in our ongoing Darfur benefit series. The beneficiaries being Human Rights Watch, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières and Oxfam America.

The album includes rare and exclusive songs from some of the most compelling artists in the...

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