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Izikhothane: South Africa’s Bizarre Money-Burning Trend

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Retro: French Rockabilly

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Valeria Lukyanova

Plastic surgery and body modification is very common these days with people striving to attain the perfect look, whether it be to mimic their favorite celebrity or mask their own insecurities. But have you heard about living dolls? Subculture Safari takes looks into into the strange world of living dolls—people who spend elaborate amounts of …

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Izikhothane

Izikhothane (or Skothane or Ukukhothana) refers to South African showmanship or dance battles in which individuals or groups of individuals compete against each other in front of large crowds to determine which party is wealthier. These ‘battles’ are performed using material items such as money, mobile phones, clothes, and/or alcohol. In most instances a battle …

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Parisian Rockabilly Gangs

In the early 80s, French photographer Gilles Elie Cohen documented the lifestyle of two Parisian youth groups and their obsession with the American subculture of the 1950s. The French-Tunisian photographer and documentary-maker met the Vikings in 1982, a rockabilly group of disaffected, ethnically mixed youths from the Paris suburbs, and started following them night and …

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