December 1, 2020

‘I loved being part of that scene’: 80s style tribes, then and now

Anita Corbin tracks down the punk, mod and skinhead girls she first photographed in the 1980s. Are they still rebelling?

Carrie Kirkpatrick and Gill Soper, skinheads (above)

Carrie I got into punk at the age of 12, and went quite wild with it. It was a means of escape from difficult situations at home. I found it empowering; going to gigs and drinking and taking drugs was exciting. I felt free; but I was getting into trouble with the police.

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