Beyond and Back: The Punk Turns 30 Exhibit


December 12, 2007 by A.C. Rhodes

Backstage and Beyond

Although the verdict is still out as to whether 2007 was a complete bust, a bright spot was veteran punk rock photojournalist Theresa Kereakes’ celebrating three decades of punk rock’s uppers and downers with her moving art show, Punk Turns 30.

Working the West coast circuit since she was a teen, and later going bicoastal, she amassed a cache of visually explosive iconography, including signature snaps of Darby Crash, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Patricia Morrison  and bands The Cramps, Dead Boys and Germs, as well as group shots of stars during downtime.

While this past fall provided a gothic backdrop for shows in Oxford, MS and Memphis, TN, this month the traveling photo exhibit, Unguarded Moments: Backstage and Beyond was assembled for Atlanta.

The underground odyssey continues on into the spring with likely stops in New York, New Orleans and Washington, D.C.

One thought on “Beyond and Back: The Punk Turns 30 Exhibit

  1. jordancortez says:

    This is bloody awesome! Can I afford to get a free copy? I’m a local rock critic here in the Philippines. The Bicol Province to be exact.

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