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Karlheinz Weinberger’s Swiss Rebels


Karlheinz Weinberger was an unknown Swiss photographer until his photographs were widely discovered in 2011. This posthumous book, edited by Steidl, gives homage to a Helvetian generation in search of their identity. In the 1950’s, Swiss-born Karlheinz Weinberger encountered a young rocker on the streets of Zurich who posed for a portrait. It was then that this photographer for gay magazines worked his way into the flourishing culture of Swiss gangs. These adolescents, under American influence, were playing tough guys on big bikes, displaying the name of their bands, rolling around on the ground and kissing in the woods. They...

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