Next Friday night (June 26, 2015), Feature Shoot is thrilled to be presenting the second evening of The BlowUp, a quarterly event that brings together

a selection of 8 extraordinary photographers each to share the backstory behind a memorable shot of his or her choosing. This time, the theme is subcultures, a diverse and endlessly intriguing subject that is sure to inspire eight captivating short tales.

The second BlowUp will run from 6:30 – 9:00 PM on June 26, 2015 at ROOT, 443 W 18th St, New York City. Speakers include everyone from established masters and emerging stars in photography, with photos ranging from those documenting countercultural movements from the 1950s straight up until the present.

From Larry Fink’s historic portraits of the Beat Movement to Deidre Schoo’s captures of the anatomy-defying dance moves of Brooklyn’s young Flex dancers, the evening promises to cut to the heart of what makes subcultures so meaningful to insiders and so fascinating to outsiders. Andrew Hetherington is will take us aboard an exclusivee Kid Rock cruise, and Chris Arnade will disclose the nuances of street addiction. Martha Cooper will take us back in time to 1980s NYC, where we will visit the then-emerging graffiti scene, and Danny Ghitis will takes us behind the scenes of NYC’s kink community. Stefan Ruiz will transport us to Mexico, where he met the Cholombianos, a group of teenagers banded together by their love of Cumbia music, and Gillian Laub will reveal the secrets behind one of her own subculture projects.

Interested in attending? 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 ROOT and Agency Access. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for updates.