Jim Saah - Photographs 1982-1997 with special guest J. Robbins

The Government Center


Famed DC photographer Jim Saah is well known for documenting the DC scene in the 80s as well as shooting the cover of Fugazi’s Repeater and highlights in the book “Our Band Could Be Your Life” Jim will be releasing a second pressing of his book “In My Eyes Jim Saah Photographs 1982-1997” where he will have a slide show and talk about his time photographing the famed DC scene. The book and prints will be available for sale.

Following Jim Saah will be a solo performance by the great J. Robbins (Jawbox/Government Issue/Burning Airlines) J. graced our sage earlier this year and will be giving a solo performance before he heads out on the road this fall with Sunny Day Real Estate and Bob Mould.


Features hundreds of impressive (and never-before-seen) photos of punk and hardcore legends such as: Fugazi, Minor Threat, Void,Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Dead Kennedys, Jawbox, Government Issue, The Faith, Iron Cross and more. But Saah’s musical palette wasn’t just confined to punk rock, as evidenced by the inclusion of The Cramps, The Pixies, Lou Reed, Guided by Voices, Fishbone, Wilco, to to name a few. The hardcover book closes with several intimate interviews between Saah and longtime friends/fans including Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi), J. Robbins (Jawbox), Jon Langford (Mekons), artist Shepard Fairey, and photographers Cynthia Connolly and Patrick Graham.

IN MY EYES: PHOTOGRAPHS 1982-1997 is by far the most comprehensive photographic music document of its kind, vividly capturing the essence of a time and a place—with all of punk’s original passion, energy and total abandon still very much intact within its pages. Per Saah, “The punk music I found changed the way I look at the world. Ultimately, punk music gave me the ability to think for myself and let music and art open my mind.”

JIM SAAH's career in photography started when he documented the punk scene in Washington, DC in the early 1980’s. Arts and entertainment has been the mainstay of his career. Photographing for the likes of the Washington Post to Rolling Stone. His photographs have been featured on many books and records. Two highlights were the best selling-book, Our Band Could Be Your Life and the cover of Fugazi’s Repeater record. Jim has also worked extensively in film and video. He’s been a shooter on several films about the band Wilco as well as being principle photographer on two feature films, Salad Days: A Decade of Punk In Washington, D.C. and CREEM: Americas Only Rock & Roll Magazine. Photography and music have been his lifetime muses.

Plus special guest J. Robbins

8pm All Ages

$10 Suggested Donation

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