Category: Punk Rock

  • Michael Grecco, US punk and post punk photographer – interview

    Michael Grecco, US punk and post punk photographer – interview
    Photographer and filmmaker Michael Grecco was in London recently, exhibiting at Photo London in support of his book Punk Post Punk New Wave published last year, which documents the music and club scene in ’70s and ’80s Boston, including previously unseen iconic photos of artists like The Clash, Adam Ant, Johnny Rotten, The Buzzcocks, Talking Heads, Human Sexual Response, Elvis Costello, Joan Jett and The Ramones.
  • Photos showing a different side to skinhead culture today

    Photos showing a different side to skinhead culture today
    Photographer Owen Harvey discusses his project spotlighting young anti-fascist skinheads, who are countering the dominant narrative around a widely misunderstood subculture.
  • The LA punks throwing ‘Covid-safe’ backyard shows

    The LA punks throwing ‘Covid-safe’ backyard shows
    “It was really dirty and the kids really showed up for that one. I think that was at the peak of Covid,” says Drew Kelley, a freelance photojournalist who went to the Riverside show to take 35mm photos. Drew was impressed by the effort, passion and Covid-safety that had gone into creating the event.
  • Austin’s Rule-Breaking ’80s Punk Scene On Full Display In ‘Texas Is The Reason’ | Texas Standard

    Austin’s Rule-Breaking ’80s Punk Scene On Full Display In ‘Texas Is The Reason’
    Photojournalist Pat Blashill’s new book features previously unpublished photos of bands that challenged racism and conservatism.
  • Chris Killip: The Station and a Note of Gratitude – AMERICAN SUBURB X

    Chris Killip: The Station and a Note of Gratitude
    Chris Killip is known for his immeasurable and singular vision of Britain during the 70’s 80’s and 90’s. To place emphasis on his work in a genre-fied manner would belittle his and its true humanity and potential. Killip was a human first and an observer or lucid chronicler second. In my personal estimation his book In Flagrante and its subsequent version In Flagrante II along with Seacoal are two of the more enduring works of the past 100 years of publishing within the medium of photography. Once you crack the covers of these works, it is hard not to be left with a sense of urgent sympathy for the people and the timeframe in which it was produced.
  • Chris Killip on his timeless portrait of working class punk culture

    Chris Killip’s timeless portrait of working class punk culture
    For three decades, the seminal photographer’s shots of an old anarcho-punk club sat gathering dust in a box. However, in the cold light of day they’ve taken on new meaning.
  • A life in colour: Capturing the punks of 1980s Britain

    A life in colour: Capturing the punks of 1980s Britain
    Street photographer Shirley Baker would travel to London’s Camden Market every weekend, mesmerised by the area’s rebellious youth movement.
  • Juxtapoz Magazine – Rock Against Racism: Photographs From a Unique Moment in 1970s Britian

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    RAR did not have an official photographer but Syd Shelton has produced the largest collection of images on the movement. He captured the history-making RAR Carnival 1 at Victoria Park, London in 1978, and demonstrations such as the Anti National Front Demonstration in Lewisham in 1977. RAR organised five carnivals and some 500 gigs across Britain.
  • An exclusive chat with photographer Chris Killip and his son – who uncovered a lost archive of an 80s punk venue

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    In 2016, Matthew Killip discovered a box of contact sheets at his father’s studio documenting 80s punk venue, The Station. Here, the father and son chat about this serendipitous recovery.
  • Roberta Bayley, the queen of punk, on New York’s raw years

    Roberta Bayley, the queen of punk, on New York’s raw years
    In the ’70s, Roberta Bayley moved to the city and bought a camera. Within a year, she was capturing icons like Iggy Pop, Blondie, the Sex Pistols and X-Ray Spex.
  • Florida’s hardcore punk scene, captured in its wild glory

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    Florida’s hardcore punk scene, captured in its wild glory

    For the past three years, photographer Stefano Lemon has been documenting South Florida’s hardcore scene – an underdog movement that refuses to die.

  • Field Notes: Godlis – 10 Frames Per Second

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    Field Notes: Godlis – 10 Frames Per Second

    This week we talk to the iconic photographer and chronicler of New York’s punk scene for over 40 years. We caught up with him before his opening in The Bowery.

  • Inside Chris Stein’s Punk Photo Diary – Feature Shoot

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    Inside Chris Stein’s Punk Photo Diary – Feature Shoot

    His new book, Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene (Rizzoli New York), is a visual diary of daily life during the 1970s, the rawest decade of them all. Stein takes us all the way back to his days as a student at SVA, and gives us a guided tour of a young artist coming of age in a city that was equal parts decadent and derelict, and home to characters like none before or since, be it William Burroughs, David Bowie, Divine, Andy Warhol, or the Ramones.

  • ‘The Very Top Guy in the Stasi was Personally Involved in Figuring Out How to Destroy Punk.’

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    ‘The Very Top Guy in the Stasi was Personally Involved in Figuring Out How to Destroy Punk.’

    Author Tim Mohr talks about East Germany’s dissident punk rock scene, and its role in bringing down the Berlin Wall in 1989 — the story behind his remarkable new book, ‘Burning Down The Haus.’

  • PUNK ROCK BOWLING 2018 — REDLIGHTS + REDEYES

  • Intimate Photos of the Ramones During Punk’s Early Days – VICE

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    Intimate Photos of the Ramones During Punk’s Early Days – VICE

    After Danny Fields discovered the Ramones, he spent the next five years managing and photographing the band.

  • Punk Music, Bronx Style – The New York Times

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    Punk Music, Bronx Style – The New York Times

    Who knew the Bronx had punks? This shouldn’t come as a surprise, since several musical genres were born in the borough, starting with doo-wop in the 1950s, salsa in the ’60s and hip-hop in the ’70s. Now Roy Baizan has discovered another scene.

  • Lilian Caruana, Exotic “tribe” – The Eye of Photography

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    Lilian Caruana, Exotic “tribe” – The Eye of Photography

    These photographs of the punks and skinheads of New York’s East Village were made between 1984-1987.  There is, in most people, an inclination to be put off by the outrageous styles and symbol’s that characterize this subculture’s rebellion, and for that reason I chose to photograph them in a series of intimate portraits, which were taken in their homes and on the streets where some of them lived as well as in the clubs where they performed their music.

  • These photos show the punk scene in San Francisco in the 1970s – The Washington Post

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    These photos show the punk scene in San Francisco in the 1970s – The Washington Post

    Jim Jocoy became a student at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1976, at the threshold of the San Francisco punk scene. It took only one year for him to become entranced by the scene, which included bands like the hardcore punk Dead Kennedys. Jocoy dropped out of school to spend his nights taking photographs that documented a completely different subculture in the city, the Summer of Love just a decade behind it.

  • Bay of punks: remembering when punk rock invaded San Francisco | Music | The Guardian

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    Bay of punks: remembering when punk rock invaded San Francisco | Music | The Guardian

    n early 1979, photographer Jim Jocoy attended an auction at the Peoples Temple in San Francisco. More than 900 of its worshipers had died in a mass suicide-murder which came to be known as the Jonestown massacre, led to their deaths by activist-turned-doomsday cultist Jim Jones. When Jocoy saw some of the followers’ left-behind luggage, he saw a symbol of Jones’ “hollow, empty promise”, and took a picture. “Jonestown, the assassinations – they worked into the fabric of San Francisco, and unraveled its tapestry,” Jocoy says. “It was quite gloomy, that summer of hate, and punk was the soundtrack.”