Punks by Karen Knorr and Olivier Richon. First edition (2017). First impression in new condition. No markings this is a brand new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch. This book is a collaboration between the two artists. It documents the Punk scene in the 1980s in the UK.
From 1976 to 1977, Karen Knorr and Olivier Richon documented the London punk scene revolving around the Roxy in Covent Garden and the Global Village in Charing Cross. The first prints from their Punks series were originally presented at The Photographers’ Gallery in 1978, and featured many years later, in 2012, at Tate Britain in the retrospective titled Another London. Knorr and Richon sought a direct engagement with their subjects, clearly affirming their own presence with a formal and unconcealed approach, through static scenes and embalmed poses frozen in an infinite instant by the cold light of the flash. Amongst the most notable heroines of the music scene such as Ari Up, Laura Logic, Palmolive, Poly Styrene and Siouxie Sioux, the partakers were young and unenthusiastic concert and dance floor aficionados; bored, antagonistic individuals, irreverent figures and Dickensian wrongdoers. Between hedonistic drifts and fleeting rushes, the protagonists appear strong and vulnerable, repressed and shameless.
About Karen KnorrKaren Knorr was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico in the 1960s. She finished her education in Paris and London. Karen has taught, exhibited and lectured internationally, including at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The University of Westminster, Goldsmiths, Harvard and The Art Institute of Chicago. She studied at the University of Westminster in the mid-1970s, exhibiting photography that addressed debates in cultural studies and film theory concerning the ‘politics of representation’ practices which emerged during the late 1970s and early 1980s. She is currently Professor of Photography at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey.
About Olivier Richon
Olivier Richon (born 1956) is a Swiss photographer living in London. He is a professor at the Royal College of Art.
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