of the unofficial Moscow-Petersburg movement is a photo array, covering the
tumultuous events of the period of the collapse of the USSR in the 80s of the 20th
century, the time of formation of the youth subculture, which in the process of
Perestroika has gone into history under the general label of informals.
Subculture, which in over 10 years of its existence has formed its own language
of expression, street style, fashion, art, communication, and self-sufficient
music lovers market within the already well non-Soviet society. Participants,
whose shocking active work created quite a curious, bright, and so far
insufficiently studied insider history, which is nothing more than the last
altruistic response of the youth to the fall of the Soviet Union and the
socialist society and the transformation of the life in the Soviet capital. The
history which continues today.
Currently, in the project
of reconstruction of this history, were made over 50 extensive interviews
covering the events of the last two decades on behalf of the active members of
the Moscow and Leningrad underground. Project materials are
prepared in the form of publications and exhibition materials. The first part
in a photo collection of "Hooligans of the 80s’" was published in
2009. Another photo part of the story was published as a catalog to the last
exhibition in 2011. Information about other projects can be found here.
The project is open for
cooperation with the members of this subculture, cultural, gallery and
publishing circles, and other interested parties who share the position of the
project management. At the moment the portal is in the process of filling and
processing information, as well as preparing the next edition and exhibition.
For questions about cooperation and contacts firstname.lastname@example.org