Portraits Of…Yugoslavian 80’s Punk Culture - CVLT Nation
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

80s Hardcore

Portraits Of…
Yugoslavian 80’s Punk Culture

Being  a punk in SoCal during the early 80’s was not an easy thing to do or be, but compared to other parts of the world, we had it pretty good! I’m just saying – yeah, some of us came from fucked up hoods with mad gangs, but places like Yugoslavia were communist and dealing with a police state that brutally oppressed its people. None of this could stop the power of punk, because from the photos of Jože Suhadolnik you can see they had a killer scene during the 80’s. He said he knew people that were actually jailed by the secret police for being apart of this sub culture…Peep what he said about his own encounters with the boys in blue – “I got a pretty huge police file that I found later in 1992 when police files were opened after Slovenian independence. My file contains some 400 plus pages just because I was photographing punks, concerts and hanging around with, at that time, dissident poets and writers.” When I look at his work from this era, it’s hard not to notice how fucking stylish these kids were – you can really see the influence of Robert Smith and Siouxsie. Jože collected all of his photos into a book called Balkan Pank, which was published by Akina Books but is now sold out. Check out these stellar portraits of Yugoslavian Punks below…

 

1134472 1134473 1134474 1134475 1134478 1134479 1134480 1134482 1134483 1134484 1134485 1134486 1134487 1134488 1134489 1134490 1134491 1134492 1134493 1134495 1134497 1134499 1134500-1 1134500 1134501 1134504 1134505 1134506 1134507 1134508 1134509

Written By

37 Comments

37 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement
Advertisement
Relapse Nothing
Dead Register

If you like this post and want to see more, help keep us going!
  

Sentient 112217
WickedWoman
Black Matter Mastering
Earsplit
Advertisement

You May Also Like

80s Hardcore

The time is now to give Linda Aronow the respect she deserves for capturing the 80’s SoCal Punk/Hardcore Punk movement. I can smell the...

80s Hardcore

Growing up at a time when there was no internet or digital cameras meant it was a challenge to document our scenes with quality...

80s Hardcore

Suicidal Tendencies Growing up in Venice in the 80’s and embracing hardcore meant you most likely were down with Suicidal Tendencies. The extended family of...

80s Hardcore

I grew up at a time when the internet didn’t exist, but we did have MRR with its scene reports that turned me on to...