6 - 28 May 2022
Part of the 2022 Scoatiabank Contact Photography Festival, Dina Goldstein's OG Punk speaks to the legacy of punk as an anarchistic, youth counterculture that rebelled against mainstream society. More an attitude than a movement, punk swept across the globe in the 1970s and was often motivated by urgent political concerns. An especially vibrant hardcore punk music scene flourished on the West Coast.
Over the past year, Goldstein photographed key figures from the legendary punk rock scene of the 1980s and 1990s in Vancouver and Victoria. The portraits in OG Punk were made against a neutral studio backdrop, establishing a mood of theatrical artifice.