Rikki Ercoli: Legends of Punk – Photos from the Vault (Manic D Press, 2003)

During the heyday of the punk era, young photographer Rikki Ercoli took his Nikon everywhere, documenting the wildly energetic scene.

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Leafhopper: It´s a wonderful Life (Phree, 2019)

David Simon Martret and Blanca Galindo (1984) are a documentary photography duo working together as Leafhopper and currently living between Barcelona and Kuala Lumpur. Their last work It’s a wonderful Life is a visual essay about general addictions.

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Christopher Makos: White Trash (Stonehill Publishing, 1977)

Christopher Makos was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, grew up in California, and moved to New York after high school. His seminal 1977 book, White Trash, chronicled the punk scene as it came of age on the street of New York.

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Kazuyoshi Usui and his Showa Trilogy

Japanese photographer Kazuyoshi Usui began his Showa project series in the early 2000s, in the midst of Japan’s Heisei era. Usui’s series imagines a world in which Japan’s Showa era did not end in 1989 but continued until today.

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Jim Jocoy: Order of Appearance (TBW Books, 2017)

Jim Jocoy was born 1952 in South Korea to a Korean mother and a U.S. Army soldier. In 1969 the family settled in Sunnyvale, California, and in 1976, at the start of the San Francisco punk scene, Jocoy became a student at UC Santa Cruz.

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Mao Ishikawa: Morika’s Dreams – A Port Town Elegy – Red Flower, The Women of Okinawa

Mao Ishikawa was born in 1953 in Ôgimi Village, in the northern part of Okinawa. She started her photography career in a workshop guided by the famous Japanese photographer Tômatsu Shômei, in Tokyo in 1973.

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The Kids Are Right (Borja Larrondo and Diego Sánchez): Quimera (2019)

Keeping the gathering as a frame, the photographers Borja Larrondo and Diego Sánchez (The Kids Are Right) document life on the beach, retro-style surfing, camping, biker culture and music in a fusion that transports the reader to a paradise of freedom and wild lifestyle.

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Bill Owens: Altamont 1969 (Damiani, 2019)

Bill Owens (born September 25, 1938) is an American photographer, photojournalist, brewer and editor living in Hayward, California. The recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship in 1976 is best known for his photographs of suburban domestic scenes taken in the East Bay and published in the book Suburbia in 1973.

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Kim Gordon: Chronicles Vol. 1 and 2 (Nieves Books, 2005/7)

Kim Gordon (born April 28, 1953) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, visual artist, and actress. She rose to prominence as a bassist, guitarist, and vocalist in the alternative rock band Sonic Youth (1981-2011).

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Justine Kurland: Highway Kind (Aperture, 2016)

Justine Kurland was born in 1969 in Warsaw, New York. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York in 1996, and her MFA from Yale University in 1998. She is known for her utopian photographs of American landscapes and the fringe communities, both real and imagined, that inhabit them.

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Fotofobia #7: Anno Dittmer / Flashbacks 1981 – 1988 West-Berlin (Fotofobia, 2015)

The walled-in West Berlin of the eighties was a melting pot of punk, post-punk and neo-Dada, new experimental music and performance art. And there in the midst of it is Anno Dittmer, clicking away with his camera.

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Graciela Iturbide: Images of the spirit (Aperture, 1996)

Graciela Iturbide (born 1942) is a Mexican photographer. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is included in many major museum collections such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Getty.

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