212 Arts is pleased to present an upcoming solo show featuring the photography of Mike Schreiber titled “Woodstock ‘99”. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the day the 90’s died, the show features photos taken by Mike - on assignment for Spin magazine - of one of the most infamous cultural gatherings of the late 20th century. From security abandoning their posts to join the crowds, to rioters burning the place down, this concert is still remembered in infamy 20 years later. The opening will be on October 3rd from 6-9:30PM at 523 E 12th St.
Originally from NY, Mike has been a professional photographer for over 20 years, gaining international notoriety shooting for publications such as Spin, Esquire, XXL, The Source, Vibe and trace, as well as many brands and record labels. He’s had solo shows in New York, Paris, Chicago, Miami, London and Atlanta. His first book, True Hip-Hop was published in 2010 by Mark Batty Publishing. Most recently, Schreiber self-published the Woodstock ‘99 book to coincide with the exhibition
Schreiber’s photos depict the chaotic, dirty and sometimes dangerous crowds that spread over a hot air force tarmac in Rome, New York to see bands such as Rage Against The Machine, DMX, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Korn and Limp Bizkit, just to name a few. Visceral photos of concert goers covered in mud, sunburnt and rioting dominate his coverage of the event, but includes gems of Willie Nelson, Questlove, The Chili Peppers and Kid Rock both onstage and off. In Mike’s own words, “It was a shitshow”.