Subcultures

Inside Mongolia’s vibrant hip-hop scene
Music

Inside Mongolia’s vibrant hip-hop scene

Straight Outta Ulaanbaatar — A new project delves into Ulaanbaatar’s hip-hop movement, introducing us to some of its key players who, after decades of Soviet rule, are redefining what it means to be Mongolian.

Written by: Eva Clifford

A life in colour: Capturing the punks of 1980s Britain
Photography

A life in colour: Capturing the punks of 1980s Britain

From Manchester to Camden — Street photographer Shirley Baker would travel to London’s Camden Market every weekend, mesmerised by the area’s rebellious youth movement.

Written by: Miss Rosen

The secret life of a 1980s house music manager
Music

The secret life of a 1980s house music manager

New York underground — New York music manager Michele Saunders dusts off her three-decade-old photo albums to pay tribute to the city’s club scene.

Written by: Miss Rosen

Capturing the underworld of 1940s New York
Photography

Capturing the underworld of 1940s New York

Weegee’s adventures — Photographer Weegee would spend his nights roaming the city, documenting its secrets, subcultures and forgotten inhabitants.

Written by: Miss Rosen

Janette Beckman on the cultural power of shoes
Photography

Janette Beckman on the cultural power of shoes

Feet first — A new photography exhibition, co-curated by the cult photographer, explores how footwear became the ultimate status symbol of the modern era.

Written by: Miss Rosen

India’s bodybuilding boom reflects a changing nation
Culture

India’s bodybuilding boom reflects a changing nation

Muscle & hustle — All across India, young men are willing to turn their backs on tradition and compete for a better life – even if it means sacrificing their health. But in a country where inequality is still rife, dominating one of the world’s most expensive sports can seem like an impossible dream.

Written by: Alex King

This is what history's most vital subcultures look like now
Photography

This is what history's most vital subcultures look like now

Vanguards of cool — Photographer Theo McInnes tracks down diehard trendsetters who refuse to conform, even in old age.

Written by: Theo McInnes

Viewing sexual subcultures through a sociological lens
Zine Scene

Viewing sexual subcultures through a sociological lens

Lust & desire — From cannibalism and butt play to homemade sex toys, Phile is the new zine exploring and celebrating sexual diversity around the world.

Written by: Salma Haidrani

Ed Templeton explores the evolution of the Mohawk
Photography

Ed Templeton explores the evolution of the Mohawk

Hairdo of defiance — The cult photographer pays tribute to one of the most iconic punk signifiers of all time, sharing two-decades worth of images & a poetic personal essay.

Written by: HUCK HQ

The definitive photographers of countercultural life
Photography

The definitive photographers of countercultural life

On the margins — A new Barbican show explores photography’s enduring fascination with subcultures, with work from Bruce Davidson, Larry Clark and Daido Moriyama.

Written by: HUCK HQ

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