A visual music history of the last decades, presenting the work of a unique photographer to a broad public for the first time.
In 1979 Catherine Ceresole and her husband Nicolas moved to New York
, where he was to begin training as an audio engineer. In truth, however, the couple went there because they were captivated by the city's underground music
scene. They soon became friendly with a number of musicians who Catherine began to photograph
at concerts and in intimate settings. The result was a unique photographic documentary of the New York punk
, no-wave and avant-garde music
scene during its heyday. With her keen eye for dramatic moments, she captured them all on film: Sonic Youth
, Lydia Lunch, Suicide
, Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave, Iggy Pop
, Glenn Branca, Arto Lindsay, Christian Marclay
, the Beastie Boys
and many others. After they returned to Switzerland, Catherine Ceresole continued to photograph musicians and their bands—with an unfailing ear and keen eye.
Born 1956 in Bern (Switzerland), Catherine Ceresole currently lives and works in Rolle (Switzerland) and Mallorca (Spain).