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Encouraged by Andy Warhol, photographer Leee Black Childers captured Rock and Rollers, celebrities, and the interesting characters that passed through The Factory, various rock clubs, and down dirty alleyways. Originally a tour manager for rock acts, he had rare access to a cool creative class of the 1970’s and 80’s, but wanted to be a photographer. Andy Warhol said to him, “Say you’re a photographer, and you’re a photographer”, so he was a photographer.

Sadly he passed away last week, but will be remembered for his (mostly black and white) portraits of Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and The Sex Pistols. His 2012 book, Drag Queens, Rent Boys, Pick Pockets, Junkies, Rockstars and Punks captures this amazing underground society that few got to see in person.

Above: Photograph of Iggy Pop by Leee Black Childers


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