Lilian Caruana, Exotic “tribe” – The Eye of Photography

These photographs of the punks and skinheads of New York's East Village were made between 1984-1987.  There is, in most people, an inclination to be put off by the outrageous styles and symbol's that characterize this subculture's rebellion, and for that reason I chose to photograph them in a series of intimate portraits, which were taken in their homes and on the streets where some of them lived as well as in the clubs where they performed their music.