Monday Photo Blog: Lucian Perkins


June 24th, 2013 by

This is a heavy, heavy edition of the Monday Photo Blog. With some help from Mark Murrmann, we have a few shots from Lucian Perkins, who documented some of the early DC punk/hardcore bands, such as the Bad Brains. These are collected into a book called Hard Art, DC 1979, from Akashic Books.

HR, Hard Art Gallery, 9/15/79. From Hard Art, DC 1979 (Akashic Books, 2013). (photo by Lucian Perkins)

HR, (Bad Brains) Hard Art Gallery, 9/15/79. From Hard Art, DC 1979 (Akashic Books, 2013). (photo by Lucian Perkins)

HR, Madams Organ, 1/25-26/80. From Hard Art, DC 1979 (Akashic Books, 2013). (photo by Lucian Perkins)

HR, Madams Organ, 1/25-26/80. From Hard Art, DC 1979 (Akashic Books, 2013). (photo by Lucian Perkins)

The Teen Idles l-r: Nathan Strejcek, Jeff Nelson, Ian MacKaye, Geordie Grindle 18th Street, Adams Morgan, 1/25-26/80. From Hard Art, DC 1979 (Akashic Books, 2013). (photo by Lucian Perkins)

Charlie Danbury, of Trenchmouth, at Valley Green Housing Complex, 9/9/79. From Hard Art, DC 1979 (Akashic Books, 2013). (photo by Lucian Perkins)

Charlie Danbury (Trenchmouth) and Alec MacKaye (Faith), Madams Organ, 11/11/79. From Hard Art, DC 1979 (Akashic Books, 2013). (photography by Lucian Perkins)

HR, (Bad Brains) Valley Green Housing Complex, 9/9/79. From Hard Art, DC 1979 (Akashic Books, 2013). (photo by Lucian Perkins)

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One response to “Monday Photo Blog: Lucian Perkins”

24 06 2013
Jerry K. (10:22:18) :

Can’t thank you enough for posting these pictures they are great never saw them before

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