Marcia Resnick

Marcia Resnick

Marcia Resnick, an alumnus of Cooper Union and California Institute of the Arts, photographed the Bad Boys on the New York City downtown music and arts scene of 1977 to 1982. According to Luc Sante, she "was and remains the scene's memory, living the life even as she chronicled it." Combining confrontation and collaboration, Resnick's photographic portraits explore fame, sexuality, and individual style. Her work has been published in numerous books and periodicals, including the Paris Review, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times Magazine. "Resnick's Believe-It-Or-Else" was a humorous image-with-text column in The Soho Weekly News. She self-published artist's books, See, Landscape, and Tahitian Eve. Her autobiographical book of staged photographs about female adolescence, Re-visions, was published by The Coach House Press in 1978. Her photographs are exhibited internationally and are in major private and museum collections. Resnick lives and works in New York City. 

"Men are always photographing women. It is about time for a woman to photograph men." —Marcia Resnick


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Don't miss Marcia Resnick's new book Punks, Poets, & Provocateurs just published by Insight Editions, with writing from noted Warhol and Velvet Underground biographer Victor Bockris!

Rolling Stone says "As a time capsule of Koch-era New York, this coffee-table tome offers a glimpse into a bygone era; as a portrait of iconic 'bad boys' whose work continues to inspire and fascinate folks decades later, it's damned near invaluable."

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