Adrian Boot: 40 Years of Punk

To celebrate 40 years of punk, Proud Camden presents an exhibition of Adrian Boot

Forty years ago, punk subjected the transatlantic music scene to a rude awakening. Though the seeds might have been laid down beforehand, punk's impact on a generation of fans was enormous, and continues to be a huge influence on contemporary bands.

The photographer Adrian Boot was there from the start. In his seminal music photography of the period, he captured Britain's brightest punk sparks – the Sex Pistols, the Damned and the genre-hopping Clash, who Boot photographed in Camden Market.

Now, a new exhibition in the same location explores Boot's work. Held at the bar Proud Camden, 40 Years of Punk seeks to demonstrate the genre's riotousness style and youth, and prove its relevance today.

As well as Boot's photography of the original punks, it also includes his work with significant new wave bands like Blondie and Siouxsie and the Banshees, Camden ska-dabblers Madness and the pioneering minimalist American duo Suicide, whose singer Alan Vega passed away this July.