Communication Arts photo annual: Juggalos!

I’m excited that a photograph of mine has been selected by the Communication Arts 2011 jury to appear in their Photography Annual 52. The picture is of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, the frontmen of Christian horrorcore rappers Insane Clown Posse, shot for a Jon Ronson story in The Guardian Weekend Magazine. You can see a behind the scenes shot from that session in the archives, here. Below are pics of the Annual, and also a shot I’ve never shown before, of ICP fans outside the Eagle/Rave after the concert they played the night I photographed them.

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Communication Arts Photo Annual 52
Insane Clown Posse fans outside the Eagle/Rave in Milwaukee. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Insane Clown Posse shoot for The Guardian

I’m excited to have a double page spread in last Saturday’s Guardian Weekend magazine. This was a really fun assignment–not only did I get to shoot Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope (aka Insane Clown Posse) in a swimming pool, but I also had a beer and a chat with the article’s writer, Jon Ronson, who wrote one of my favorite books (The Men Who Stare at Goats). For those keeping track at home, this makes two posts in a row about Welshmen named Jon.

If you’re curious about the way of the Juggalo, checkout this video made by Derek Erdman, whose mom was hip to Juggalos before that topic trended.

(Behind the scenes photo by Paul Kjelland.)