Days of Punk | BOOK GALLERY
March 7, 2022
Days of Punk Book Release & Photography Exhibition - PHOTIQ
Days of Punk
8th March – 16th April 2022
From the late ‘70s to the early ‘90s, photographer and filmmaker Michael Grecco documented the nightclub and concert scenes in New York and Boston when punk exploded in the U.S. and later morphed into post-punk and new wave movements. As an Associate Press photographer – and a self-described “club kid” – he had a unique opportunity to embed himself into this revolutionary scene as both a chronicler and a participant. Down and dirty in the thick of things, onstage and backstage, Grecco captured for posterity a riotously outspoken time in pop culture history, with all its raw energy, emotional power, and outrageous antics. Images shown in this inaugural presentation of the multi-media “Days of Punk” exhibition are selections from Grecco’s new book, Punk, Post Punk, New Wave: Onstage, Backstage, In Your Face, 1978–1991 (ABRAMS Books), which comprises162 black & white and colour shots of artists including Johnny Rotten, Talking Heads, Human Sexual Response, Joan Jett, The Clash, and the Ramones, among many others.
Born in New York City, Grecco attended college in Boston, Massachusetts, where he began his professional career shooting for the Associated Press and covering the music scene for the legendary radio station WBCN-FM. Shooting at concerts and nightclubs, Grecco – a self-described “club kid” of the day – had a unique opportunity to embed himself in this revolutionary scene as both a chronicler and a participant. Onstage and backstage, Grecco captured for posterity a riotously outspoken time in pop culture history, with all its raw energy, and outrageous antics. Images shown in “Days of Punk” are selections from Grecco’s newest book, Punk, Post Punk, New Wave: Onstage, Backstage, In Your Face, 1978–1991 (ABRAMS, 2020).
Photographs are available from PHOTIQ as framed, limited edition prints. These are printed on fine art archival paper and mounted in black frames under anti-reflective glass. Each numbered edition print is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity.
A limited number of books are also for sale at PHOTIQ, priced at £30.