Keep Your Eyes Open: The Fugazi Photographs of Glen E. Friedman

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10.7 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 1.95 pounds

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About the Author
Glen E. Friedman, one of the most important photographers of his generation, is known for his influential and iconic images of rebellious artists from classic skateboarding, punk, and hip-hop cultures. As a true artist his process was much more incendiary than it was documentary. Friedman, first published at the age of fourteen, has produced over 100 record covers, countless magazine pages, and almost a dozen books, including DogTown: The Legend of the Z-Boys. His work is now included in a number of notable international collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution.

Ian F. Svenonius is the author of the underground best sellers Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group, Censorship Now!!, and The Psychic Soviet. He was also the host of's Soft Focus, a different breed of chat show, where he interviewed Mark E. Smith, Genesis P-Orridge, Chan Marshall, Ian MacKaye, and others. As a musician he has created twenty-one albums and countless singles in various rock 'n' roll combos (Chain & the Gang, Weird War, The Make-Up, The Nation of Ulysses, etc.). He lives in Washington, DC.

This new and expanded edition features an additional interview with MacKaye and Friedman, and, much to the relief of Fugazi and photography fans, is far easier to get hold of. With almost 200 photos to gawk at, it's an absolute treat for the senses . . . If it were possible for pictures to trigger your senses, you would smell the stale sweat, feel the dry mouth from a lack of hydration, hear every line being belted out in full force.-- "Punktastic"
It is . . . a testament to Friedman that his live stage shots express the intimacy of the moment but don't insert themselves nor distract from the band . . . Keep Your Eyes Open is its most successful when Friedman lets the photographs bloom in their richness with full page presentations-- "New York Journal of Books"
Perhaps the definitive visual chronicle of Fugazi's decade and a half storming stages, Friedman's Keep Your Eyes Open was first published in 2007. Now, the book is back in print with a new afterword by Friedman and a joint interview with the photographer and MacKaye.-- "The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club (Minnesota Public Radio)"
Everyone knows the old saying, 'A picture's worth a 1,000 words.' It couldn't be more true with this pictorial retrospective of Fugazi, one of the most influential rock bands from the 20th century. Fugazi's career and DIY ethic are captured in photographs of gigs from their hometown of Washington, DC and abroad.-- "Alternative Press"
While most photographers were taking photos of Fugazi, Glen was making photos with us.--Ian MacKaye, Fugazi