As part of the DC Punk Archive one-year anniversary celebrations, Alec MacKaye will lead a talk with the iconic skate, punk and hip hop photographer, Glen E. Friedman, often called the most important photographer of his generation.or
Friedman’s photographs of local groups Minor Threat, Fugazi, Bad Brains, as well as Black Flag, Public Enemy, Run-DMC, Beastie Boys, Dead Kennedy’s and Ice-T along with classic skateboarding originators Tony Alva, Jay Adams, Lance Mountain, Allan “Ollie” Gelfand and Tony Hawk, to name a few, are recognized internationally.
His definitive monograph, MY RULES, features never-before-seen images and personal reflections from some of his subjects, giving readers an unprecedented window into the most significant youth countercultures of the last 40 years. Upshur Street Books will have copies of MY RULES for sale, there will be a book signing after the event, and Smash Records will be in the building with some vinyl. Thank you to HIGHWAY Magazine and the DC Public Library Foundation for making this event possible.
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"Glen E. Friedman: a live discussion moderated by Alec MacKaye"