Ivan Suvanjieff

Artist, activist

Ivan Suvanjieff is an artist and an activist. He was a Detroit punk rock musician (lead singer of the Ramrods) and an editor at CREEM magazine (his work is featured in two recently published books: ‘The Best of CREEM’ and ‘Iggy Pop and the Stooges: The Authorized Biography’). He is well known for his abstract paintings and his literary magazine, ‘The New Censorship’, with contributing editors Charles Bukowski, Anselm Hollo, Anne Waldman and Andrei Codrescu. He co-created the PeaceJam program, and he has been nominated seven times for the Nobel Peace Prize. He was the Executive Producer and Director of Photography for the award winning films ‘PEACEJAM’, ’2012: The True Mayan Prophecy’, and ‘Jesus vs. Bono’. He and his wife Dawn were married by Archbishop Desmond Tutu at Saint Georges Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa in 2001.

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