See Rare Photos of the '70s NYC Punk Scene

by Elizabeth Thompson

As the photo editor of the downtown arts weekly SoHo Weekly News from 1979 to 1983, photographer Alan Tannenbaum got a front-row view of the city's exploding punk rock scene. In his work for the weekly -- where our own David Hershkovits and Kim Hastreiter met as editors, later launching Paper after it folded -- Tannenbaum shot everyone from Lou Reed to Debbie Harry, the Ramones, Patti Smith, Lydia Lunch and beyond. Artnet is auctioning several of Tannebaum's "punk portfolio" and you can check out some of his rare shots below. Head over to Flavorwire, to see more shots of the Ramones, Debbie, Iggy and more.

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