We are very excited to be announcing a new quarterly event series happening in New York City called The BlowUp. Presented by Feature Shoot, The

BlowUp will bring together 15 sought-after photographers for an evening of short-form storytelling and insight with each photographer speaking for a few minutes about the story behind one of their favorite images.

The inaugural event will run from 6:30 – 9:00 PM on April 3, 2015 at ROOT, 443 W 18th St, New York City, and will be devoted entirely to music, featuring a diverse set of music photographers ranging from established icons to emerging young talents, including: Bob Gruen, Chris Stein, Sacha Lecca, Danny Clinch, Michael Lavine, Rebecca Smeyne, Janette Beckman, Jessica Lehrman, Roberta Bayley, David Godlis, Ricky Powell, Tod Seelie, Paris Viscone, Amy Lombard, Josh Cheuse, and Gretchen Robinette.

From Chris Stein’s quiet portrait of a glance shared between Debbie Harry and Iggy Pop to Michael Lavine’s portrait of The Notorious B.I.G. in a graveyard and Amy Lombard’s portrait of a juggalo eating the head off a live lobster, the stories they tell will be as varied and interesting as the photographers behind them.

Intrigued? We have a limited number of tickets available for Feature Shoot readers. Tickets are $20 each and will include an open bar from 6:30-7:30. RSVP here and see you there!

The BlowUp is sponsored by our friends at Squarespace, ROOTAgency Access and Voss. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.