Punk’s Dead is an exhibition which shows two years worth of snapshots taken by Simon Barker’s a now established photographer who started with a cheap pocket camera in 1976, on which these photos were taken.
Over the next few years Simon took photos of the people he lived, worked and partied with as he paved his way in 7os London. Simon photographed people such as Siouxsie Sioux, Debbie Juvenile, Malcolm Maclaren and Ari Up – who later became known as the icons of the Punk movement in Britain.
Simon wanted to change perceptions of the Punk movement being ‘dark and aggressive’ noting to him it was anything but – ‘loud, colourful, exciting, a coming together of so many different people making music, magazines, clothing, poetry, films’. Punk’s Dead is on until 7 July, 2012, at DIVUS Temporary, 4 Wilkes Street, London, E1 6QF