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Gavin
• 09.15.11 03:17 pm




There was always that one person in the scene who would take quality shots of everyone. The punks pretended they didn’t care about being photographed but they were all secretly thrilled everything was being documented.

I wrote the intro to this book of punk and hardcore photos from the ’80s. There was always that one person in the scene who would take quality shots of everyone. The punks pretended they didn’t care about being photographed but they were all secretly thrilled everything was being documented. In New York, the punk with the camera was Brooke Smith and her pictures from that amazing blip of musical history are going to be on display tonight along with the book. Here’s what Tim Barber says about it…

Brooke Smith
Sunday Matinee

exhibition & book launch
curated by Tim Barber

Sep. 15th – Oct. 17th
opening reception Sep. 15th, 6-9pm

Brooke Smith was a teenager immersed in the boiling mid-80s hardcore scene of downtown Manhattan. Her intimate photographs, from ’83 to ’88, reveal an underground scene at its most potent in a city’s troubled era. These bands were the backdrop for Smiths adolescence: Agnostic Front, Bad Brains, The Cro Mags, Murphy’s Law, Underdog, The Icemen, Armed Citizen, Urban Waste, No Thanks, The Abused, Warzone, Violence, The Young n Useless, Adrenalin OD, The Nihilistics, Rapid Deployment, The Psychos, The Misguided, The Stimulators, Sheer Terror, Ultra, Antidote, Hinkley Fan Club, Reagan Youth, Bold, Crackdown, Krieg Kropf, Supertouch, Crumbsuckers, Sick of It All, Kraut, Scab, False Prophets, Heart Attack, PMS, Gilligan’s Revenge, Major Conflict, Leeway, YDL, Cause for Alarm, The Mob, Modern Clix and Token Entry. Brooke Smith’s photographs tell the complex story of youth trying to find and maintain community amidst an aggressive and volatile music scene.

The opening will also celebrate the release of a 52-page, large format, limited edition catalog, with an introduction written by Gavin McInnes.

PRIMARY PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY
195 Chrystie St. North Store
NY, NY 10002

212 529 5609
primaryphotographic.com

UPDATE: Here are some of her shots from the book:


Comments
  1. Anonymous says:

    looks like some tepid shit

  2. pogi says:

    Yes she is that same girl in Silence of the Lambs : http://youtu.be/INyygRKxRhw

  3. […] office before leaving. — Openings are usually too packed but this was still move-around-able. The show’s going to be up until October 17th. — Tim and Brooke. — Before and After. — Punk Jewish chicks […]


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