“I Wanna Be Me”
In Association with Rockarchive
5th January - 4th February 2023 – Book signing 29th January 2-4pm with Kevin Cummins and Syd Shelton
Celebrating music’s greatest punks, rebels and renegades.
Prints available to order
Smashing onto the cultural scene in the mid-1970s, punk was a period of music history that excited and challenged like no other. Angry, loud, and anarchic, it was the voice of the disillusioned youth that changed not only music, but fashion, culture and society forever.
Rockarchive is proud to present in collaboration with the Lucy Bell Gallery I Wanna Be Me an exhibition that celebrates the unique spirit of punk and it’s enduring legacy. The exhibition features a unique collection of iconic and rare photographs of key musicians that pioneered the punk revolution and some of those most inspired by it.
The exhibition includes images of The Clash, Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, Undertones & The Slits, plus punk influenced artists such as The Cramps, The Jam, Debbie Harry and Joy Division. Specially curated by Rockarchive for the exhibition, the photographs capture punk’s irrepressible attitude and spirit.
Highlights from the exhibition include Sheila Rock’s classic photograph of The Clash taken in Camden in 1977, the Sex Pistols performing onstage at the legendary 100 Club in 1976 by Ray Stevenson and Kevin Cummins’ enduring shot of the Buzzcocks playing Liverpool University in 1979.
The exhibition is led by a large collection of prints by renowned music photographer Jill Furmanovsky, many of which are brand new print editions and also includes work by Michael Putland, Ray Stevenson, Howard Barlow, Richard Mann, Jorgen Angel, Gerard McNamara, Mick Gold, Syd Shelton, Kevin Cummins, Richard Heslop, Max Browne and graphic art by The Postman.