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PUNKS by Karen Knorr & Olivier Richon

Photographers Karen Knorr and Olivier Richon have produced a new book documenting the London Punk scene from 1976 to 1977. Available in a limited edition run of 1,000, PUNKS features 80 pages of images alongside an accompanying essay by the duo.

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Rather than shooting their subjects unaware, Knorr and Richon enaged directly with young Punks, asking them to play up to the camera and interact. Describing the process, Knorr reflects: "our starting point was to get away from the candid photography strategy of the invisible but hit and run photographer...we chose a direct confrontation with our subject." The images were first exhibited at The Photographers' Gallery in 1978, before being exhibited as part of Another London at the Tate Britain in 2012.

PUNKS is available via GOST Books now.

All images courtesy of GOST Books / Karen Knorr and Olivier Richon