Godlis began photographing at CBGB’s
He attended Imageworks School of Photography in Cambridge Massachusetts before moving to New York City, where he now resides


June-November: Museum of Modern Art - Looking at Music: Side 2 / NYC
Brooklyn Museum – “Who Shot Rock” / Brooklyn, NY / Fall 2009 Exhibition and Catalog (Knopf).
Augen Gallery , Portland, Oregon / July
KS Art, NY, NY - No Wave Post-Punk Underground New York 1976-1980. / June 2008 Exhibition of photographs from Abrams publication “No Wave” by Thurston Moore & Byron Coley
Agnes B. Librairie Gallerie ,. HONG KONG / August – December
Agnes B. / Rappongi & Aoyama Tokyo, JAPAN / October – November
The Shooting Gallery, Los Angeles, California / June-July
Municipal Art Society of New York – CBGB’s: A Place That Matters / NYC July-Sept. 2005 Group exhibtion in support of CBGB Landmarking
“Bande a Part / Band of Outsiders: New York Underground 60’s-70’s-80’s.”. Group exhibition (travelliing) + accompanying Catalogue (Editions du Collectionneur) Galerie du Jour Agnes b. Paris, FRANCE / September - October
New Museum of Contemporary Art / East Village USA / 2004 Photograph included in Exhibition Catalog introduction
Macalaster Gallery “Blank Generation Revisited”. September-October 1997. Macalaster College, St.Paul, Minnesota. Traveling Group Exhibition
Earl McGrath Gallery “Blank Generation Revisited, The Early Days of Punk Rock”. / February-March 1997. West 57th Street, NYC, N.Y. Group exhibition of Photographs from the Schirmer / Simon & Shuster Book
Gershwin Gallery “Please Kill Me, The Uncensored Oral History of Punk”. June 1996 East 27th Street, NYC NY Group Exhibition of Photographs from the Grove Press Publication.
Govinda Gallery “The Cool and the Crazy, Images of Punk”. October-November 1996 Traveling Group Exhibition. Washington, D.C
Earl McGrath Gallery “The Cool and the Crazy, Images of Punk”. July-August 1996. West 57th Street, NYC, N.Y. Group exhibition of Punk Photographs. Reviewed NY Times Roberta Smith.
Milkweg Gallery “”Blank Generation Revisited”. November 1994. Amsterdam, Holland. Traveling Group Exhibition
Montpelier Photo Visions “Biennial Photographie sur L’Humour” / December 1993 Montpelier, France 20 “Street Photographs”
CBGB 313 Gallery “Blank Generation Revisited”. October-November 1991 Bowery, New York, N.Y. Group Exhibition of Vintage Punk Photographs
Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie / “Jack Kerouac’s Lowell” July 1991 Arles, France Presentation (Antique Theater) of 40 Photographs documenting the writer’s Massachusetts birthplace.
Henry Street Settlement / On the Edge: Contemporary Photographs of Manhattan’s Perimeter July 1991 – NYC, NY Curator of group exhibition of 65 Photographers.
Pace MacGill Gallery: “Photographs from the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street Sept.1987 NYC NY Group exhibition of NYC Street Photographers
Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie / “Rock et Photo”. July 1986 Arles, France. Slide Presentation (Antique Theater) of 40 CBGB Night Photographs.
Henry Street Settlement “Contemporary Photographs of the Lower East Side”. July 1984. New York, N.Y. Group Exhibition.
Department of Cultural Affairs Gallery / Contemporary Photographs of the Lower East Side”. August 1984. NYC, NY Travelling Group Exhibition with Catalogue.
PS1-Institute for Arts and Urban Resources / “New Wave / New York”. February-April 1981. Long Island City, N.Y. Group exhibition.
Grossmont College Gallery “Town Without Pity” Sept. 1981 El Cajon, CA Solo Exhibition of Street Photographs
Eleventh Street Photo Gallery – “Sights for Sore Eyes” May-June 1981 NYC NY Exhibiton of Street Photographs