Roquette Rockers

Ken Pate


Edition : First / Paris / Contrejour / 1976 / Softcover. / VG+
Small 4to. Unpaginated (52pp). Printed wraps as issued. Black and white images. Text in French.

The first book published by Nori’s Contrejour imprint and Pate’s only book. Subculture classic of the kids of the Rue de la Roquette in the 11e arrondissement. Brilliant, and very unique images of Parisian rockers in the early 70’s, who give an individual spin on an American classic. A beautiful project that deserved wider recognition. Shot by American ex-pat Pate, who decided on his birthday to shoot some work for himself- rather than the ballet work he shot to earn a living. A chance meeting with Nori in the darkroom gave birth to the book, and the beginning of one of the most important publishers of photography in france.

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