This collection includes Glen E. Friedman's most iconic images of Minor Threat, as well as many never-before-seen photographs.
JUST A MINOR THREAT is a book of Glen E. Friedman's most outstanding photographs of the Washington, DC, band Minor Threat, one of the most influential hardcore punk bands in music history. While the book offers Friedman's best-known photographs of the band, most of the pictures in this volume, shot in 1982 and '83, have never been seen before.
The book has writing by Jello Biafra, Alec MacKaye, Guy Picciotto, Zack de la Rocha, Jamie Shanahan, and Ian F. Svenonius. Friedman’s own introduction explains how he initially met the band, and the lifelong friendships that grew from there.
The first time Friedman made pictures of Minor Threat was in Southern California early in the summer of 1982, then later on their home turf of Washington, DC. At the end of that same year, he shot them at an "explosive and uncontrollable" performance at CBGB in New York City. In addition to these, Just a Minor Threat also comprises very rare candid and posed photos of the band, including many from the same roll as the now classic "Salad Days" image on the front steps of their "Dischord House."
CRITICAL PRAISE FOR GLEN E. FRIEDMAN:
For Keep Your Eyes Open: The Fugazi Photographs of Glen E. Friedman
"Everyone knows the old saying, 'A picture’s worth a 1,000 words.' It couldn't be more true with this pictorial retrospective of Fugazi, one of the most influential rock bands from the 20th century. Fugazi's career and DIY ethic are captured in photographs of gigs from their hometown of Washington, DC and abroad." —Alternative Press
For What I See: The Black Flag Photographs of Glen E. Friedman
"A lively, lavishly assembled collection of Black Flag photos." —Los Angeles Times
For Dog Town: The Legend of the Z-Boys (with C.R. Stecyk III)
"DogTown: The Legend of the Z-Boys is a stunning book that blends historic words and reports with a photo archive that has a golden shelf in the annals of skateboarding."
—SurferToday, One of the Best Skateboard Books of All Time
For The Idealist: In My Eyes 25 Years
"The Idealist is a retrospective collection of Friedman's aesthetics, [featuring] some of the images for which he is justly acclaimed and many others that will be new to his fans, ranging from DogTown skateboarders, and hard-core heroes to hip-hop icons, cityscapes to portraits, public intellectuals to historical monuments." —BOMB
"Recognize your humility, recognize the power of nature, recognize the beauty of the world. It is rare to find a photography book like this, one that genuinely and with total directness conveys the spiritual qualities of the material world." —LA Weekly