Lyle Owerko

Profile Lyle Owerko

A self-professed “pop-culture junkie,” Lyle Owerko's (Canadian, b. 1968) visual images have found an indelible place in the lexicon of pop culture and journalism. The photographer and filmmaker is best known for his perception and knowledge of urban movements, such as The Boombox Project that celebrates the quintessential big city accessory perched on shoulders or ornamenting front stoops, the icon of the punk, new wave, and hip-hop movements from the 1970s to the 1980s.

Image courtesy of the artist and Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta.