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Michael Grecco: Photographer of the punk movement

February 1, 2023

Michael Grecco: Photographer of the punk movement - Rockwheels

Michael Grecco chose the right time to be in Boston. As an undergraduate photojournalism student at BU, he began exploring The Hub clubs with his camera and soon began receiving submissions from alternative and mainstream press. Working for various media, magazines and radio stations, Grecco captured great images with his camera at concerts such as Talking Heads, Ramones, The Cramps, Dead Kennedys, David Bowie and The Clash. Visual evidence of his time in Boston can be seen reflected in one of his books Punk Post Punk New Wave: Onstage, Backstage, In Your Face, 1978-1991, an impressive collection of the best of his photographs. in black and white. Currently, he is exhibiting his works where he shows the glory days of the punk, post-punk and New Wave movements. The Days of Punk exhibition was first shown at Photo London and is currently being shown around the world.

What influence did music have on you and your passion for photography?

My passion for music and photography was born at a very early age. My mother was a Jazz singer before she met my father. She sang in every corner of the house and recorded her songs. Music was in our home. I discovered photography at a summer camp, learning in the darkroom to process negatives and develop photographs.