GODLIS began photographing at CBGB’s in 1976. As a refugee of the New York City street photography scene, his work reveals an infatuation with Leica cameras, long handheld exposures, and Brassai’s classic night photographs of the 1930’s. His grainy black and white images document the New York punk scene of the 1970’s under the Bowery streetlights.
Born in 1951 in New York City, GODLIS attended Imageworks School of Photography in Cambridge, Mass., before moving to New York City, where he now resides.
His work has been shown in solo and group shows around the world. He has exhibited at museums and galleries including the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the New Museum, the Municipal Art Society, and Pace-MacGill Gallery and PS 1.