THE DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHS OF MARCIA RESNICK SHOW A PERIOD IN WHICH THE ROCK, ART AND THE BEAT GENERATION CAME TOGETHER TO CREATE A PHOTOGRAPHIC WORLD WITH A NEW POINT OF VIEW
Marcia Resnick is a photographer born in New York in the fifties, she studied at NYU and Cooper Union and then graduated from the California Institute of Arts, where she explored the conceptual vision with John Baldessari and Allen Kaprow. In the seventies the photographer began to explore photography through the lens of her camera. Initially in her career she focused on a photographic reconstruction of memories of her childhood and later became famous through the representation of the most emblematic figures of the rock and roll musical history.
She began with portraits taken behind the scenes of the most important clubs of that time such as CBGB and the Mudd Club. Her work over the years recognized a great success thanks to the publications in the most important magazines. Recording her emotional geography of human faces, Resnick shows a unique portraits of that time. With her creations she has explored the fame, sexuality and the individual style of the subjects. She photographed emblematic figures like Johnny Thunders, John Lydon and other iconic figures of the punk music scene, artistic personalities such as Andy Warhol, William Burroughs, John Belushi and Mick Jagger.
Her photographic creations have been exhibited internationally and are including in the collections of the most important museums like Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Portrait Gallery to name a few. Her most important publication remains: “Punks, Poets and provocateurs: New York City Bad Boys 1977-1982.