Chip Py began taking photographs at a young age while he tagged along with his father, a reporter. He studied history at East Carolina University and moved to Washington, DC in 1988. An avid live music fan, Chip Py has been shooting DC bands of all genres for over 20 years. Py has spent the last 12 years photo documenting Washington DC's underground Go-Go music scene and was Chuck Brown's photographer. One of his photographs is on permanent display as part of Chuck Brown Memorial Park. His go-go portfolio was acquired by the People’s Archive of the DC Public Library in 2020 and the Washington City Paper gave him the Editor’s Choice Award for his work in 2021. In November of 2020 Py releases the first ten numbers is a limited edition of Fine Art Chuck Brown prints. In February of 2022 Chip Py's book "DC Go-Go: Ten Years Backstage" was published by The History Press.
Chip Py offers professional photography services including family portraits, head shots, event and commercial photography.
DC Represent! There’s a party over here, there’s a party over there! In go-go the party never stops, and neither does the beat. The bands, the stars, the clubs, the spots, the sweat, the late nights and the passion are the sound of the city—all photographically captured and preserved right here in DC: Go-Go: Ten Years Backstage by Chip Py. For those who know go-go this book is a documentary celebration. Shout yourself out with a special photographic section dedicated to the fans. For those who don’t know, this book is a peek into that world through the lens of Chip Py. Once Chuck Brown’s photographer, his collection of images is now part of the People’s Archive at the DC Public Library. Discover the district’s distinctive music, its artists, its culture, and why go-go has become The Official Music of Washington, D.C. Chuck Brown Limited Edition Fine Art Prints also available.
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