South Africa is still reeling from decades of divisive rule. In Soweto, the township-turned-city that first triggered the fight for civil rights, a new counter-culture is burning. It’s raw. It’s punk. It doesn’t give a fuck. And it’s writing its own history.
After being racially abused in the street, Vanessa Govinden had a frightening realisation: her band was about to tour a nation fraught with rising xenophobia. This is the story of how she overcame the panic.
To celebrate 10 years of Huck, we're digging through the archives to unearth our favourite stories. From Huck 22: The Counterculture Issue, the 'visual terrorist' who introduced reggae to punk revealed why great things happen when worlds collide.
Punk and counsellor Craig Lewis is taking the lessons from his three decades of unnecessary medication and abuse at the hands of the Psychiatric System to help young punks struggling with mental health challenges.
In the 1970s racism was rife in the UK, prejudice permeated the fabric of many British towns and cities. But groups like Rock Against Racism fought back; organising protests, gigs and celebrations to pull communities together, putting themselves in serious danger in the process.
As Punk London’s year-long celebration takes over the Photographers’ Gallery with an exhibition of punk portraits, photographers Derek Ridger and Anita Corbin share the stories behind their iconic images.