Cynthia Connolly - "Banned In DC" Publisher/Co-Author Live
Celebrate the 7th edition of legendary punk photo book "Banned in DC: Photos and Anecdotes of the DC Punk Underground, '79 - '85" with Cynthia Connolly, the book's publisher and one of its authors. There will be a talk and signing of the new edition of the book (with a new 8-page afterword). For the talk, Connolly will take you on a fast paced ride through her story of how and why she made "Banned in DC," illustrated by even more images of ephemera and photos that could not fit in the new afterword.
Book signing will follow. Bring cash for your copy of "Banned in DC"! ($25)
Suggested donation: $3
Cynthia Connolly is a photographer, curator, letterpress printer and artist who lives in the Arlington, Virginia. She graduated from both the Corcoran College of Art and Design, and Auburn University’s Rural Studio, worked for Dischord Records, booked an avant-garde performance venue, d.c. space and was Visual Arts Curator of Artisphere, a 60,000 square foot arts center in Arlington, VA. In 1988 she published and distributed Banned in DC: Photos and Anecdotes From the DC Punk Underground (79–86) through her independent press Sun Dog Propaganda. Internationally shown and a prolific artist, her photographic work, postcards and books were exhibited in Beautiful Losers in the United States and Europe from 2004–2009 establishing herself as a pioneer in DIY culture. Reviewed internationally, her photography is in many private collections, (including her artistic peers such as Michael Stipe, Nick Hornby, Ian Mackaye and Aaron Rose,etc. ) as well as the The J. Paul Getty Museum, Smithsonian Museum of American History and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. She is Special Projects Curator for Arlington County, VA and continues to search the world both as curator and artist to connect disparate places, people and things.