“His photos achieve
 what so many others only aspire to,
they show the spiritual within the physical.”

- L.A. Weekly

Glen E. Friedman, universally considered to be one of the most prominent photographers of his generation, is most well known for his influential images of rebellious artists from classic skateboarding, hip hop and punk. His photographs of key figures such as Fugazi, Black Flag, Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Run-D.M.C., Ice- T, and Dead Kennedys, as well as skateboarding originators Tony Alva, Jay Adams and Stacy Peralta not only cemented the importance of these radical subcultures at their beginnings, but have become the definitive graphic documents of them today. Friedman's ubiquitous presence at the start of such significant movements allowed him a platform to capture the intense spirit of progression and angst that defined an era. His approach, more incendiary than documentary, is, according to Henry Rollins, furthered by the fact that he was,"...there at the beginning of so much cool stuff in so many different areas it's not funny." Friedman's work is included in a number of notable international collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Smithsonian Institution.