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.
Back in the Punk Days, When CBGB Was the Place to Be
In his photographs of the 1970s music scene, David Godlis helped capture the grit and urgency of the era.
When David Godlis was shooting off-kilter, kinetic photos of bands like Television, Talking Heads and Blondie, he had a sense that the scene unfolding in the Bowery club CBGB was important. But no less vital than the sound being made was the punk aesthetic — urgent and gritty — that Mr. Godlis was helping define.