Making History at Night with Photographer David Godlis [RECAP]

Posted on: September 20th, 2016 at 9:51 am by
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Cover of “History is Made at Night.”Growing up in NYC in the 1970s, the images of the music scene inside, outside, and around CBGBs, are permanently imprinted on this reporter’s mind.

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Photo: Lori GreenbergBut for those of you who weren’t there (or for the many of you who were, and maybe due to some illegal substances, really don’t remember much of it), be grateful for David Godlis, who captured this time period vividly, artfully and emotionally.

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Godlis, signing books. Photo: Lori Greenberg.Godlis is a legendary photographer (you’ve probably seen his work, even if you haven’t realized it). Often compared to Brassai, who photographed Paris in the ’20s, he has poetically chronicled nightlife and street photography for the past 40 years. The recently-released History is Made at Night showcases, in over 100 photos, exactly what the title describes: the late-night world of the streets between 1976 and 1979, with focus on that legendary period at CBGBs.

Also check out Boogie’s recent interview with Godlis.

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Photo: Shirley DluginskiHistory is Made at Night is on view until October 16th at the agnès b. Galerie Boutique. See more of Godlis’s work here.

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