Fabulous Photos from NYC’s Punk and No-Wave Era

Julia Gorton’s images capture the energy and exhilaration of the late-'70s Gotham music and art scene.

New York City’s 1970s punk scene is one of our very favorite topics around here, so Julia Gorton’s Instagram feed (which first came to our attention via My Modern Met) is some serious catnip. Gordon was a Delaware native who arrived in NYC to study design in 1976 – right as the punk and “no wave” scene was beginning to happen – and she started bringing her Polariod camera along to shows and events. The pictures she captured are an invaluable history of the time (and they’re pretty great-looking to boot). Here are some highlights: