Dawn Wirth (born January 1960) is an American photographer, who is one of the handful to document the “first wave” of the Los Angeles punk rock scene. Her initial work was, among other things, for various fanzines such as Flipside, Sniffin’ Glue, Gen X and White Stuff and to create flyers for unsigned local bands and work with two fanclubs, the Mumps and the Weirdos. She was one of the first LA Photographers to shoot The Clash in London. In 1978, the day after graduating from high school, she flew to London and lived there for six months.
She has been chosen to exhibit in a number of museums and galleries, including the Claremont Museum of Art, and DRKRM www.drkrm.com. Gallery.
She has published two photo books, “The Bags-Hollywood,Forever” and “The Weirdos”. She also in 2015 published her first children’s book called, “Cabella: The Service Dog”.