Daily Dose Pick: Rebel Youth

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Offering a photographic view of an urban Swiss subculture, Karlheinz Weinberger’s Rebel Youth takes book lovers for a walk on Zurich’s wild side in the 1960s.

A warehouse worker by day, Weinberger led a double life documenting the unconventional street styles of juvenile delinquents, biker gangs, and gay youths. Influenced by the defiant personas of Elvis Presley and James Dean, the young subjects flaunt homegrown fashions and hipster hairdos to convey individualist attitudes, while still running with a pack.

View Karlheinz Weinberger’s Facebook fan page, visit current exhibitions at New York’s Swiss Institute and Anna Kustera Gallery, and buy the Rizzoli book

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Click through below for a gallery of images.

In the Attic, Elisabethenstrasse 26, Zurich, circa 1963,

Hardau, Zurich, circa 1960, ©Rebel Youth: Karlheinz Weinberger, Rizzoli New York, 2011

In Front of the Sports Stadium, Sihlhoelzli, Zurich, circa 1963, ©Rebel Youth: Karlheinz Weinberger, Rizzoli New York, 2011

Zurich, circa 1962, ©Rebel Youth: Karlheinz Weinberger, Rizzoli New York, 2011

Zurich, circa 1962, ©Rebel Youth: Karlheinz Weinberger, Rizzoli New York, 2011

Jets and Jaguars, Lake Biel, St. Petersnsel, 1963, ©Rebel Youth: Karlheinz Weinberger, Rizzoli New York, 2011

Zurich, circa 1962, ©Rebel Youth: Karlheinz Weinberger, Rizzoli New York, 2011

Lake Biel, St. Petersnsel, 1963, ©Rebel Youth: Karlheinz Weinberger, Rizzoli New York, 2011

Zurich, circa 1964, ©Rebel Youth: Karlheinz Weinberger, Rizzoli New York, 2011

Zurich, circa 1961, ©Rebel Youth: Karlheinz Weinberger, Rizzoli New York, 2011

Zurich, circa 1961, ©Rebel Youth: Karlheinz Weinberger, Rizzoli New York, 2011

Blacky, Zurich, circa 1962, ©Rebel Youth: Karlheinz Weinberger, Rizzoli New York, 2011