Hard Art: DC 1979 releasing on June 4, 2013.
In 1979, a soon-to-erupt punk scene took hold in Washington, DC, with bands like the Bad Brains at the forefront. Lucian Perkins, later a Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist for The Washington Post, was then an intern who photographed several pivotal shows over a short period of time. His now iconic photos of these shows are complemented by an essay from punk rock musician Henry Rollins, with narrative by Alec MacKaye.
Lucian Perkins, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, worked as a staff photographer for The Washington Post for twenty-seven years until 2007. While at the Post, Perkins covered many of the major events of the time, including Russia since 1988, the wars in the former Yugoslavia, the Palestinian uprising in the West Bank, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently Perkins is an independent photographer and videographer concentrating on multimedia projects.