Penny Bennett

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Penny Bennett is the Editor in Chief at Punkstastic an online magazine that has been serving the alternative community since 2000.

Mission statement:

Punktastic has been a platform for underground music for over fifteen years. Though the staff has changed, the mission hasn’t. We’re a committed and dedicated group of passionate music fans that enjoy talking about punk, rock, metal, and hardcore. We’re real music fans talking about real music, and Punktastic is our labour of love.

Fat Mike of NOFX- Photograph by Penny Bennett

Fat Mike of NOFX- Photograph by Penny Bennett

NOFX- From Bennett’s personal collection

NOFX- From Bennett’s personal collection

Penny began as a contributing photographer for Punkstactic. Her images from live shows capture the energy of the performance.

Bad Religion- Bennett’s collection.

Bad Religion- Bennett’s collection.

Attending shows as often as possible, Penny had continued to hone her skills as a photographer over the years. Penny felt it was important to make herself available to new contributing photographers as a mentor and resource.

As management went through changes at Punktastic in 2018 the opportunity to become Editor-in-Chief presented itself to Penny, becoming the first woman to ever hold the position in the magazines history.

Rise Against - Bennett’s Collection

Rise Against - Bennett’s Collection

Siobhan Woodrow