27 Nov 13 at 4 pm



The Red Warriors were a Paris street gang who used violent force to remove Nazis from France in the mid-late 80’s.


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The Red Warriors were a Paris street gang who used violent force to remove Nazis from France in the mid-late 80’s.


Burma Punks: The Colorful Youth of Rangoon
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31 Jan 13 at 8 pm


Amy Arbus.

The Clash, Brodway, 1981. Gelatin silver print, printed 1982, 20” X 16”. Edition of  25.

Cooper Union, 1981. Gelatin silver print, printed 2006, 20” X 16”. Edition of 2.

Spiked Hair, 1983. Gelatin silver print, printed 1986„ 20” X 16”. Edition of 75.

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16 Jun 12 at 5 pm

Casted at a Punk Club in Brooklyn, Danielle persuaded this group of kids to come in the studio for a formal photo shoot. — Danielle Levitt


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15 Dec 11 at 2 pm

Indonesian punks detained and shaved by police

Police in Indonesia’s most conservative province have stripped away body piercings and shaved off mohicans from 65 youths detained at a punk-rock concert because of their perceived threat to Islamic values.

The teens and young men were also stripped of dog-collar necklaces and chains and then thrown in pools of water for “spiritual” cleansing, the local police chief, Iskandar Hasan, said on Wednesday. After replacing their “disgusting” clothes, he handed each a toothbrush and barked: “Use it.”

It was the latest effort by authorities to promote strict moral values in Aceh, the only province in this secular but predominantly Muslim nation of 240 million people to have imposed Islamic laws.

Punk rockers have complained for months about harassment, but Saturday’s roundup at a concert attended by more than 100 people was by far the most dramatic. Baton-wielding police broke up the concert, scattering young music lovers, many of whom had travelled from other parts of the sprawling archipelagic nation.

Dozens were loaded into vans and brought to a police detention centre in the hills, 30 miles (60km) from the provincial capital, Banda Aceh, for rehabilitation, training in military-style discipline and religious classes, including Qur’an recitation. They will be held there for at least 10 days, after which they will be returned to their parents.

One 20-year-old detainee, Fauzan, was mortified. "Why? Why my hair?" he said, pointing to his clean-shaven head. "We didn’t hurt anyone. This is how we’ve chosen to express ourselves. Why are they treating us like criminals?" But the police chief, Hasan, insisted he had done nothing wrong. "We’re not torturing anyone," he said. "We’re not violating human rights. We’re just trying to put them back on the right moral path."

However, Nur Kholis, a national human rights commissioner, deplored the detention, saying police must explain what criminal laws were violated by the youngsters. "Otherwise, they violated people’s right of gathering and expression," Kholis said, and promised to investigate it.

(Source: Guardian)