Photo-punk – Exhibition notes

Photo-punk: 40 images from the birth of UK punk by Ian Dickson and Kevin Cummins

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Fig. 1. Photo-punk (2017)

Introduction

I attended the photo-punk photograph exhibition for two reasons; firstly, nostalgia. I was a fan of punk music. Being at university in London between 1977 and 1980 allowed me to see a lot of punk bands live. Secondly, I wanted to get myself out of my comfort zone. My favourite art has always been painting and sculpture. As much as I am interested and like photography, I do not yet really know enough about it as an art form. I wanted, therefore, to try to view these photographs in terms of ‘art’.

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