Susie J. Horgan  // Photographs

Punk Love
Exhibit Dates:  February 2nd - March 3rd, 2007

Govinda Gallery is pleased to present Punk Love, a selection of photographs by Susie J. Horgan that is both an exceptional contribution to the history of punk as well as a true reflection of punk values. After meeting Henry Rollins and Ian MacKaye while she was working at the Häagen-Dazs in Georgetown, Horgan began documenting the birth of the early Washington, D.C., punk movement in 1979. D.C. punk was a different kind of punk. It was hardcore. It was explosive. It was revolutionary. Often misread as a music of hate and anger, punk rock was spiritual and, at its core, the message was about basic values–self-respect and justice. In short, it was punk love.

Exhibit Photo Gallery. Click on an image to launch slideshow.

As a friend and participant on the music scene, rather than as a journalist, Horgan captured iconic and largely unpublished photographs of such hardcore legends as Minor Threat, S.O.A., Teen Idles, Untouchables, Youth Brigade, and many others.

This exhibition also celebrates the publication of Punk Love (Universe, 2007) featuring contributions by Henry Rollins and Ian MacKaye.

Important!  All images within this post are © Susie J. Horgan. All rights reserved.

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