Alec and Ian MacKaye, Washington, DC, 1980. Copyright ©Susie J. Horgan All Rights Reserved.
Susie J. Horgan was a young photographer when she met Henry Rollins and Ian MacKaye at her ice-cream scooping job at Haagen-Dazs in Georgetown. Horgan began to photograph her D.C. friends who played in hardcore punk bands and hasn’t stopped taking pictures since. A prolific photographer of the social conscience, she has documented life in Cuba and Haiti and takes pictures regularly for Shake-a-Leg Miami. She continues to photograph her friends and their bands and is working on a series of portraits of authors. She lives in Miami with her husband and son.
In 2007 Horgan’s book Punk Love was published (Universe/Rizzoli) and her photographs from the book were exhibited at Govinda Gallery for the first time. Punk Love is a unique document of the birth of the early Washington, D.C. punk movement. Horgan’s photographs of punk legends Minor Threat, S.O.A., No End, the Teen Idles and others reflect the exuberance, honesty, and integrity of a movement whose optimism still resonates today.
“For all the kids with open minds, and for all the kids without, punk love.”
– Susie J. Horgan
Susie J. Horgan, Punk Love (Universe/Rizzoli, 2007).