Out of Control: The Spirit of 77

November 17, 2017

The Spirit of 77

An Exhibition of Photographs and Serigraphs Celebrating 40 years of Punk Rock
By Richard McCaffrey & F-stop Fitzgerald with Serigraphs by Pete Cardoso of Ghost Town Studio 
December 9-January 26, 2018

Opening Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:00-5:00PM. 
Reception with the artists 3:00-5:00PM
Performances by John Doe of (X) and Tall Teenagers
December 9, doors open at 7:00PM 

The Spirit of 77 continues with a “must see” historic performance by HR (of Bad Brains) & Human Rights on December 16
For tickets please visit here.

The Emporium of Popular Culture
219 West Park Street
Providence, RI 02908
Open 12:00-5:00 PM Friday to Sunday
Phone: 401-521-0001
Email: emporiumofpopularculture@gmail.com

Richard McCaffrey is from Providence, Rhode Island and a graduate of Franklin Institute of Boston. He worked as a commercial photographer in Providence from 1967-1973. In 1972 He co-founded an early alternative newspaper in RI called “The Point” which covered the local and national counterculture issues of the time. A significant part of the paper was devoted to art and music, which was when Richard started his career as a photographer in the music industry.

Richard moved to the San Francisco Bay area in 1973. During the 70’s & 80’s he free-lanced for magazines such as Rolling Stone, Billboard, Guitar Player and many other publications. He was Chief Photographer for BAM, The California Music Magazine, from 1975-1986 and also worked with concert promoters, bands and record companies. He co-published his first book “X-capees” a San Francisco Punk Rock Documentary with F-stop Fitzgerald and Ray Santos in 1980.

Richard returned to Rhode Island in 1991 where he became the staff photographer for The Providence Phoenix until 2014, he is now a contributor to Motif Magazine and Go Local Prov. He has co-authored two photographic books on the music industry and several on other subjects. Richard is represented by Getty Images and his photographs appear in numerous local, national and international books, publications and on Albums/CD’s.

F-stop Fitzgerald (aka: Richard Minissali) is from Syracuse, NY and a graduate of Geneseo College. He was a best-selling author, editor and photographer. He started his career in 1974 photographing artists and musicians in San Francisco, CA. He co-published his first book “X-capees”, a San Francisco Punk Rock Documentary with Richard McCaffrey and Ray Santos in 1980.

Shortly after he edited several books on musicians and artists for Last Gasp Publishing in San Francisco, he has exhibited photography internationally and throughout the U.S. His work has appeared in over 100 periodicals including Rolling Stone, Spin, US, The Village Voice and many others. He has co-authored books with Ken Follett, “Pillars of the Almighty”, Larry Bond, “The Mighty Fallen” and his book with Stephen King “Nightmares in the Sky” a national best seller, that sold over 180,00 copies.

Peter Cardoso is an artist/designer focusing on graphic and industrial design services and screen-printed posters. He works in the craft of screen printing by hand and designing in various areas of the music sport and entertainment industries. His work can be seen in places around the world such as art galleries, music venues and in the permanent collection of the RISD Museum of Art, The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and recently was featured in the Chronicle Books publication “The Art of Modern Rock: The Poster Explosion and Quirk Books Gig-Posters Vol.2”. Pete lives in and operates Ghost-Town Studio in the city of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.