I’m delighted to tell you about this important exhibition of photographs from the seventies punk and new wave movement. “Flies in the soup” features the work of five photographers who, in their own very personal and diverse styles, created some of the most important and iconic images from the punk and new wave period in both the UK and US between 1975 and 1980.

The year 2006 is often quoted as the 30th anniversary of the birth of punk, and to mark it, we’ve brought together, for the first time, an important collection of work by Roberta Bayley, Ian Dickson, Chris Gabrin, (David) Godlis, and Bob Gruen. You can read about the photographers (in their own words) in this brochure, and view a selection of some of the photographs that will be in the show.