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Friday, July 27, 2007

Who turned you on to Nirvana?

Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2007 at 2:47 PM

I was just reading the Chicago Reader email newsletter, and I came across this story about Chicago photographer Jason Lazarus and his Nirvana Project. Lazarus is collecting found photos of the "cultural mavens" who first introduced a generation of kids to Nirvana. Here's an excerpt from the story (I think it's from the Reader's music column):

Lazarus is mostly dealing with people in a narrow agerange, from their late 20s to early 30s — old enough to have caredabout the alt-rock explosion, but young enough to have needed agatekeeper to guide them through their first revelatory experiences ofnonmainstream culture. His Nirvana Project focuses on that gatekeeper — the boyfriend, the friend of an older sibling, whoever — as a wayof addressing the universal adolescent experience of developing anindependent personal identity. Each piece is a blown-up print of theoriginal photo of somebody's "culture maven," accompanied by Lazarus'shandwritten version of the tale behind it.

Sounds very cool. There's an email address where you can contact him.

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Cathy Resmer

Cathy Resmer

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Cathy Resmer is a former staff writer and currently an associate publisher at Seven Days, and is one of the organizers of the Vermont Tech Jam. She's also the Copublisher and Executive Editor of Kids VT, Seven Days' free monthly parenting publication.

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