Ash Thayer's Photo Series Captures the Life of a New York City Punk

By: Christopher Magsambol - Sep 23, 2015
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As part of her memoir 'Kill City,' Ash Thayer recounts the few short years she spent as a New York City punk in the late 90s. At the age of 19, Thayer found herself evicted from her apartment, forcing her, like many others, into homelessness. She documented the following years through photography, which will soon be featured in her upcoming book and exhibit.

After the eviction, Thayer found a Lower East Side shelter to provide a roof over her head, and a new kind of family, punks who were in the same position as her. Thayer soon found herself participating in the activism and protest movements her new subculture believed in.

Thayer beautifully captures this trying time in her life, depicting vulnerability and sincerity in each image.