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Punks 1979 – 1983
Virginia Turbett

Punks 1979 - 1983, Virginia Turbett

Punks 1979 - 1983, Virginia TurbettPunks 1979 – 1983
Virginia Turbett
Café Royal Books


First Edition
36 pages
140 x 200 mm
ISBN Not Available


Virginia Turbett photographed everyone from the Sex Pistols to David Bowie, working for a decade on assignments for Sounds, Smash Hits, The Face and ID. She captured the fashion music fusion of punk, new romantics, the mods and more. Famously having photographed The Clash, Blondie, Iggy Pop, Prince, U2, Andy Warhol, Frank Zappa, Nick Cave, Depeche Mode, the Jam, Madness, David Bowie and Duran Duran. Her other interest has been ‘social reportage’ photographing the final days of Billingsgate fish market, demonstrations and marches and significant musical events such as Rock Against Racism in East London’s Victoria Park.

About the Artist
Virginia Turbett (b. 1957, West Sussex) is a British rock music and social reportage photographer best known for her photographs of bands, fans and street culture between the years of 1977 and 1987.

About the Publisher
Café Royal Books (founded 2005) is an independent publisher based in Southport, England. Originally set up as a way to disseminate art, in multiple, affordably, quickly, and internationally while not relying on ‘the gallery’. Café Royal Books publishes artist’s books and zines as well as a weekly series of photobook/zines. The photographic publications are part of a long ongoing series, generally working with photographers and their archives, to publish work, which usually falls into 1970–2000 UK documentary / reportage.