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Ray Parada "Somewhere Below 14th & East: The Lost Photography Of Karen O'Sullivan" - Book

In the early 1980s, Karen O'Sullivan made her way from where she grew up on Manhattan, NY's Upper West Side to the then-desolate Lower East Side to photograph the burgeoning scenes of hardcore punk and hip hop. "Somewhere Below 14th & East" is the first collection of Karen's photos, compiling over 150 images of artists as diverse as The Clash, Run DMC, Iggy Pop, Beastie Boys, Minor Threat, UTFO, Misfits, and Whodini, as well as the various characters and ne'er-do-wells brave enough to witness history in the making. With its combination of O'Sullivan's striking imagery and first-hand accounts by those who were there, "Somewhere Below 14th & East" chronicles an extraordinary time where boundless possibility and stifling desperation intersected to create one of the most vital and creative times in New York's history.