African skinheads in the project Lagos Calling
Lagos Calling is one of the most powerful projects Cubitt Clayton (Clayton Cubitt), in which the famous American fashion photographer shows fashion African skinheads early 70s.
Looking at these photos, the man in the street often frowns, saying, is it may exist the African skins? This reaction is natural. It is the result of many years of public ignorance, blindness to the historical facts; propaganda, in which a unidirectional media demonized the concept of “skinhead”, making its value out of a handful of the history of stereotypes. For the modern layman, there is no difference between Trad, boneheads, football hooligans and Nazis. For him, it is called “skins” and means “bald racists in boots who love to scalp with students of the University of friendship of peoples and the Jewish holidays to smear the blood of a statue of Adolf Hitler.”
That’s why when it POPs up the phrase “traditional skinhead” will inevitably have to explain that traditional skinheads were not racists, as their subculture was a hybrid of the two cultures — black Jamaican Rud-boys and English hardmodes. Enough to listen to your favorite music trudov (ska, reggae, Rocksteady, soul) to the racial issue has disappeared once and for all.
On the cards Cubitt we see variations of the style “boots & braces” (“boots and braces”) with characteristic “black” colour.
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