Good Children Gallery

4037 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117


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309 Punk Project and the Polaroid Kidd

Opening: Saturday April 9, 6 - 9 pm
Exhibition Dates: April 9 to May 8

Good Children Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition by photographer Mike Brodie, A.K.A. The Polaroid Kidd presented in collaboration with 309 Punk Project.

Born in 1985, Brodie began hopping trains while living at a punk house in Pensacola, FL called “309.” He has traveled across the US since 2004, photographing the subcultures he encounters, amassing a collection of images largely of punks, train-hoppers, vagabonds, squatters, hobos, and truckers. Since the publication of his first two books of photographs– A Period of Juvenile Prosperity (2013) and Tones of Dirt and Bone (2015), Brodie’s work has received international acclaim.

Brodie is currently the Artist in Residence at the 309 Punk Project in Pensacola, Florida–the former punk house turned Artist in Residence Program and Punk Archive. 309 Punk Project and Brodie have worked together to bring the viewing audience a compelling collection of art and ephemera from their collective histories.

The selection of Mike Brodie’s work in the exhibition spans from the first Polaroid 600 picture he took of his BMX handlebars in 2003 to the Spectra Polaroids dating back to his first train ride in 2004 and up to his SX-70 Polaroids (2005) and 35mm photos (2006-2009).

Brodies' work depicts a moving narrative of his life behind the camera, along with the loving and unapologetic view of his subjects in mediums that teeter on the brink of extinction. This retrospective collection foreshadows the new body of work that he is preparing for an exhibition at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center in 2024.

In the Good Children Gallery backroom gallery, 309 Punk Project is displaying a collection of ephemera from its archive that relates to Brodie's photography with nods to the New Orleans punk scene.