In 1979, photographer Lucian Perkins, who was at the time an intern for the Washington Post, found himself in the middle of the fast growing DC punk scene. Capturing the early days of bands such as Bad Brains, Trenchmouth and Teen Idles, Perkins' photos document a pivotal time in the scene's history. The photos encapsulate the energetic youth, the rebellion, and the danger of the time period. The photos are available as a book, titled Hard Art, DC 1979 and include a narrative by Alec MacKaye and essay by Henry Rollins, both important fixtures of the DC punk scene.

Text by Alexis Lodsun