Indietro  In the Eighties: Portraits from Another Time

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‘It was the best of times it was the worst of times.’ Maligned, misunderstood and fetishized the 1980’s stands as the decade when post-modern life began in the west, and London was at the epicenter of this shift.

An explosion of creativity took place against a backdrop of radical social change. London became a city of tribes.

The vast youth culture categories of the preceding decades shattered into shards. It was the decade that sub-culture as a way of life reached it’s zenith before giving way to it’s inevitable scene surfing conclusion.

Ridgers documented this cultural moment obsessively.

Punks, post-punks, cyber-punks, gothic punks, mods, hard mods, Trojan skins, racist skins, ska, reggae, dub, early electronica, synth pop, acid house, happy hardcore, Blitz Kids, New Romantics, Hip-Hop, Rap, Electro, Break Beat, Techno, Rave – these were all sub-cultural spaces with scenes attached in London in the 1980’s.

Unlike now, subcultures in the 1980’s were not casual playthings – they were a way of life for their participants. They inspired profound loyalty.

They were a beautiful a doomed flowering of the hope for a better world.

Derek Ridger’s exquisite street portrait photography has captured this creative decade beautifully.

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Casa Editrice: CARPET BOMBING CULTURE
Lingua: inglese
Pagine: 160
 
 

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