CANCELED: Book Soup presents Glen E. Friedman, in conversation with Zack de la Rocha, discussing Just a Minor Threat: The Minor Threat Photographs of Glen E. Friedman

Glen E. Friedman


Johnny Temple of Akashic Books will be moderating this discussion.

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." (Akashic Books)


Event location: Zipper Hall @ The Colburn School located at 200 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, 90012.

(located across the street from The Broad and Disney Concert Hall)



Please note: Masks are strongly encouraged on the Colburn campus. Audience members must comply with our Patron Policy outlined on Colburn School’s website.

 A book signing with the author will follow the conversation.

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Event date: 
Monday, October 2, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Colburn School
200 S, Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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