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Rebel Youth: Karlheinz Weinberger

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This first-of-its-kind collection presents photographer Karlheinz Weinberger’s influential portraits of rebel youth of the sixties. While Karlheinz Weinberger is known as a pioneer of male erotic imagery, the Swiss amateur photographer also left an indelible mark on the fashion world with his decades-long documenting of vibrant rebel youth culture. These working-class teen ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published February 8th 2011 by Rizzoli
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Who would have known outside of Switzerland that the hippest looking youth was in that country. Specifically in the very early 1960's. Photographer and full-time factory worker Karlheinz Weinberger knew. He photographed these kids in the parks and in the streets, and to add a certain voyeur quality - in his apartment. Erotic, with a tinge of danger, and a loyalty to Elvis, Cliff, Vince Taylor, and Little Richard, these cold war babies had a clothing style that was borrowed but then they added th ...more
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Newly released is a photoart book from Rizzoli called “Rebel Youth” featuring images of disaffected, rebellious (some say juvenile delinquent) Swiss teenagers that Weinberger became famous for. The pictured subjects revel in their defiant biker gear – replete with denim, leather, oversized belt buckles – with nods to heros like James Dean and Elvis pervasive throughout. Weinberger captures a late 50’s/early 60’s look that led to many fashion revolutions and looks that later inspired rockers like ...more
Fabulous photos of the 60's era. Great introduction by John Waters. I saw this in the bookstore of the NSW State Library on my training day there a short while back and had to have a peek. A bit pricey for me so I sat a while and browsed through it. Impressive.
Remembering the REAL Rebel

Karlheinz Weinberger (1921-2006) is famous for documenting incredible-looking juvenile delinquents in Switzerland in the late 50s and early 60s. His work, retrieved by Rizzoli posthumously, is as daring as any artists when the time of his work is considered. To have his collection of the original Rebel with a Camera is a gift to the combined worlds of sociology and photography.

When the public images the ideal Swiss faces, the image of faces framed by their golden locks,
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