Banned In DC (Book)

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About the Author:

Photographer Cynthia Connolly grew up in Los Angeles in the 1970s, and began discovering and documenting the punk scene in DC after her family relocated to the area in 1981.

Leslie Clague is an artist and photographer based in Seattle, who was a student at American University while documenting the punk scene in DC.

Sharon Cheslow is a California-based multimedia artist who grew up in DC and, among other things, founded the city's first all-female punk band Chalk Circle in 1981.


Format: Book 
Label: Sun Dog Propaganda 
Year: 2015 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

Assembled by Cynthia Connolly, Leslie Clague, and Sharon Cheslow and originally released in December of 1988, Banned in DC collects hundreds of photos, flyers, and stories documenting the DC punk scene of the mid-’80s.

The intention of the book – one of the first to be published on punk in the US -- was to capture the feeling and energy of the movement, using stories from the many people who were involved. Images of many of the bands of that time can be found in this book: Minor Threat, Faith, Marginal Man, Scream, Red C, Bad Brains, Nuclear Crayons, Insurrection, Hate from Ignorance, G. I., Bloody Mannequin Orchestra, Void, Second Wind, and many more.

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