This sold out event was held at Pittsburgh Filmmakers on August 4th 2017. 

With a name drop of work that includes Fugazi, Tony Alva, Beastie Boys, Tony Hawk, Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Stacy Peralta, Misfits, Run - DMC, Public Enemy, (and so much more) - the one name that ties them altogether is our guest speaker here in Pittsburgh, photographer Glen E Friedman. 


Glen E Friedman's photography during the origins of skateboarding, punk rock, hip hop, and the counter culture, coupled with his ability to absorb and record the scene around him, has left a path that many of us hold as the first and foremost documentation of what was cool - of what we wanted to do - of how we wanted to live - of who we wanted to be. 

08.04.17  - photos by matt dayak


Glen E. Friedman (born March 3, 1962) is an American photographer and artist. Friedman's photography has been published in six of his books as well as in other publications, on record covers, and has been exhibited in art galleries and museums. His work is held in the photography collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. He has been inducted as an "Icon" into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame. He lives in New York City.

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