Collection: Allan Tannenbaum

Allan Tannenbaum was born in Passaic, New Jersey in 1945. His interest in photography took root while he took a year off from Rutgers University to live in San Francisco in the mid-1960s, and he launched his career shooting the hippie scene and musicians like Jimi Hendrix. He documented New York art, politics, show biz, music, and nightlife, and is best known for his definitive coverage of the burgeoning New York City punk and new wave rock scene of the 1970s.

Since the mid-1980s, Allan has worked as a photojournalist covering news and features across the world, notably traveling to Kuwait and Iraq to document Operation Desert Storm. He has exhibited his fine-art photography worldwide and has published several books of his work. He continues to live and work in Manhattan.