London-based photojournalist Alex Gerry started building his portfolio in the late ’80s, reporting the capital’s nightlife and music events at The Evening Standard and editing the music and nightlife sections at London’s weekly Metropolitan Magazine.
He kept a prolific profile during the ’90s, spending six fruitful years at DJ Magazine, while also editing the club and music sections of Night Out in London, After Dark, Fresh Direction, Thud and Boyz Magazines and acting as UK editor at Julie Jewels and Michael Alig’s Project X Magazine in NYC. Other notable regular contributions (past and present) include i-D, Mojo Magazine, Record Collector Magazine, Girl About Town, Ms London, 125 Magazine and Palladium, to name but a few UK titles; DIF (Portugal), Les Inrocks, VSD and Technikart (France), Prinz (Germany), Interview and Gazelland (USA).
He’s edited the club, bar and restaurant sections of Eurostar’s widely distributed New London Magazine since its launch in 2008.
Bookwise, Alex has already contributed to eight group publications: The Edge’s “In & Out of Planet Earth”, Carlton Books’ “Homme”, Merrell’s “Panic Attack!” (2007), YBCA’s “Meet Me at the Edge of the World” (USA, 2009), MCA’s “This Will Have Been” (USA, 2012), Constable & Robinson’s “Mammoth Book of Gorgeous Guys” (2012), “Kunstforum” (Austria, 2014) and Piet Meyer Verlag’s “Verwandlungskünstler” (the ultimate Leigh Bowery publication, Austria, 2015).
He also has two solo books awaiting publication: “Club Legends & Disco Pigs” (an illustrative history of avant-garde clubland) and an as yet untitled music photography retrospective, peppered with quotes from the artists.
Photo exhibitions include: “Panic Attack!” (Barbican Centre, 2007), “Club Icons” (solo exhibition @ Village, London Soho, 2007/08), “Leigh Bowery” (ArtMen-Paris, 2008), “Meet Me at the Edge of the World” (YBCA, San Francisco, 2009), “This Will Have Been” (Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, 2012, then at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Centre, 2012, and Boston’s Institute of Modern Art, 2013), “Xtravaganza: Staging Leigh Bowery” (Vienna’s Kunsthalle, 2012/13), “Trade” at London’s Islington Museum, 2015/16, and “Lost In Music” (London’s Village Underground, then theprintspace Gallery, 2016).
Alex Gerry’s images featured in Crane TV’s “Club To Catwalk”, the documentary produced in conjunction with the V&A Museum 2014 exhibition. Click Various Press link below for details on all the above.
✪ News ✪
– New pages: Artists in Photo Galleries + Club Icons & Disco Pigs: Lewis G Burton and Luke Harris
– Berlin Berlin + Gold Diggers club features Gold Diggers
– Clubbing, The Thatcher years – Cura (Italian mag, 12-2018) The Thatcher Years
– Alternative Miss World – i-D 11-2018 Alternative Miss World i-D
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