Glen E. Friedman

Cindy Seip

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. Friedman, first published at the age of fourteen, has produced over 100 record covers, countless magazine pages, and almost a dozen books. His work is included in several notable international collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution. Friedman’s DogTown: The Legend of the Z-Boys (Akashic Books) is a case study of how the underground sport of skateboarding ascended in the world, starting in West Los Angeles in the early 70s. In Keep Your Eyes Open (Akashic Books), Friedman documents Fugazi’s members onstage and off in almost 200 color and black-and-white images captured between 1986 and the band’s last US concert in 2002.