Mark Murrmann discovered punk as a young kid. The implicit and explicit “you make this culture” messages that are central to punk’s DIY ethos inspired him in many ways. But one of Mark’s recurring contributions to punk culture and community has come via photography.
Shapel Lacey’s a skater, a punk, a comedian, and a former competitive cheerleader. These contrasting layers to his personality come through on stage: unabashedly frank yet cheerful, silly yet thoughtful and nuanced, resilient yet vulnerable.
Jim Saah created one of the first photozines with Zone V in 1982. He was interested in documenting the bourgeoning hardcore scene in Washington, D.C. through his photography and zines and then sharing information about this scene with punks around the globe.
Tour Dogs started as an outlet for punk rock tour photos and street photography and has developed into one of the most important contemporary street photography photozines.
The Benner brothers from Kirk And The Jerks are just as excited as you should be about their discography being released.
Christina Carlsen not only found a community when she discovered Copenhagen’s DIY punk scene, but she also developed a creative and critical eye through her punk rock photography.
Louie Perez III and Rob Milucky of The Vulturas were interviewed by Martin Wong and Todd Taylor via Skype on August 3, 2020, following an unrecorded attempt on July 19.
Although photography has regularly featured in old and new zines, we seem to be at a high water mark for photozine production. Dave Sine’s Tidbit was one of a handful of early photozines made to document punk’s unique show experience.
“Instead of doctoring my resume and making it sound better than it really was, I did everything I could to tell them exactly who I was. I sent them copies of the 2nd Hand and made reference to the non-selling fiction that I had written. ” -Todd Dills
None of The Linda Lindas are old enough to vote or even get a driver’s license, But that didn’t stop them from recording a get-out-the-vote song or making a video for it!