Punk Photographer Ben Trogdon Will Probably Just Give You His Photos for Free


Ben Trogdon edits the cult punk fanzine Nuts!, plays drum in the band Ivy, and has been photographing the underground American punk scene since 2006. On November 13, Ben displayed his photographs in public for the very first time. The show was up for four days at Hell and Gone, a gallery housed in a shipping container in Bushwick that has since closed.

“I always thought that art galleries generally were pretty crappy,” says Trogdon. “In New York there’s not that much space, and there are these huge empty rooms [art galleries] and then there’s also all these poor people sleeping on the street. It’s so depressing. And there’s all this really shitty artwork on the wall. I was like, ‘I don’t really want to be a part of that. It’s so gross.’ ”

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