SVA Career Development and SVA Theatre present Chris Stein (Fine Arts 1973), a founding member of the era defining band Blondie, and Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry, who will discuss Stein's new book of photographs, Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene. Multidisciplinary artist and director Rob Roth will moderate. Following the discussion, Stein will sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase. RSVP here. The event will livestream here.
During Blondie's reign at the epicenter of punk's golden age, Chris Stein kept an unrivaled photographic record of the downtown New York City scene. Point of View is a personal and visually arresting collection of Stein's photographs which captures an important but fading chapter in Manhattan's history. Focusing mainly on a single decade in Stein's own world, the images presented take us from self-portraits in his run-down East Village apartment to candid photographs of pop cultural icons of the time, like Harry, and evocative shots of New York City streetscapes in all their most longed-for romance and dereliction.