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The Germans Who Dress Like Native Americans and Refuse to Return Their Scalps

Contributing photographer Jennifer Osborne has been working in Europe on a photography project about cultural appropriation of Native Americans by Europeans. In wake of Pharrell Williams’ controversial “Indian Headress” on the cover of Elle Magazine, this degree of Native Dress-up seems extra offensive.

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STACY KRANITZ’S SKATOPIA (50+ Photos From a Burnout’s Paradise)

Photographer Stacy Kranitz recently journeyed to Skatopia, a famed 88 acre skate park/commune in Ohio which was founded in 1995, documented in the 2010 film of the same name, and once described by writer Kevin Duffel as “a demented mess that meets halfway between an anarchistic Mad Maxian Thunderdome and a utopian skateboard society.” Goddamn if it isn’t one of the best things we’ve ever seen.

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Noble Spell: 17-Year-Old Photography Badass

He’s pretty damn good for someone who was born after Legends of the Hidden Temple was cancelled.

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DANIEL TEPPER: ‘Long Faces In The Land Of Smiles’

Daniel has been all over Thailand and along the dangerous and porous border with Burma taking photos and documenting stories. He spent a week hanging out with migrant workers who were building a police station, and passed by a lawless village where police won’t even go. Here’s his latest stories and photos from the adventure.

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What Ever Happened to Mike Brodie? (The guy who took all those photos of train hoppers)

“I got the e-mail when I was in Tulsa, Oklahoma, saying I had just won $10,000 and the award for Best New Photographer,” Brodie says. “I thought it was junk mail and I deleted it.”

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Asger Carlsen’s Surreal Photos of Mutant Potatoes and Two-Headed Freaks

His online portfolio jumps between a few prominent themes: giant potatoes, deformed human shapes, amorphous organic blobs, bearded human creatures, people with wooden legs, and bug eyed creepy, sexual images.

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Interview with Devin Yalkin, a Talented Street Photographer who Works Exclusively in B&W Film

Devin Yalkin is NYC based photographer living in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. His work is entirely in black and white film and seems to pull on some long lost strings of the Futurist movement of the 1920's in a manner that feels unrefined and alive, and his photos are generally just really impressive. I got a chance […]

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‘Krokodil House,’ Photos from an Incredibly Bleak Russian Drug Den

Several unattributed photos have leaked online showing the bleak lives of the people who use Krokodil, Russia’s most notorious drug.

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DANIEL TEPPER: Instagrams from the Foundry Workshop in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Daniel just attended the Foundry Photojournalism workshop in Thailand and sent back some instagram shots to preview the photos he’s been taking.

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Emilie Barret: ‘Ossuary’

The Sedlec Ossuary is a small Catholic chapel in the Czech Republic which houses the bones of some 70,000 people. The bones are arranged decoratively, forming monuments, patterns and even chandeliers. French photographer Emilie Barret took these stunning photos of the Ossuary. Much of the other work on her website relates to dead things; eyeballs, […]

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‘SUPERCHIEF PARTIES,’ a Series of Photos by Xavier Veal

Our homie Xavier Veal is a nightlife photographer who has been around since the very early days of Superchief. He’s been taking shots of Ninjasonik crew and our homies since the Chief Bodega days, and even before that. (Which means he’s faaaaam to infinity.) I crawled through his blog and grabbed some of my favorite […]

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DANIEL TEPPER: ‘Going to Thailand to Live a Photographer’s Dream’

Our friend Daniel Tepper just left for Thailand to take part in the fifth annual Foundry Photojournalism Workshop. Foundry gathers some of the top photojournalists and documentary photographers in a different country each year, where they teach classes to an international collection of students. Basically, it’s a panel of 20-30 grizzled war photographers who teach the younger generation how to hit the ground running in a foreign country and do photojournalism right- hands on.

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Exploring Brooklyn’s ‘The Hole’ (The mafia’s former corpse dump and general shithole)

I’m still not sure exactly where it is, but it’s somewhere out in the inaccessible steaming wasteland of outer-Brooklyn. Its seclusion as well as its reputation as an Italian Mafia body-dumping ground make it one of the most intriguing weird neighborhoods in New York City.

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Aisha Zeijpveld: “What Remains” of My Attention Span

It’s the general consensus of today’s art students that the Austrian figurative painter Egon Schiele is the fucking man. Mention his name to any kid who was an art major at LaGuardia and they’ll eagerly start nerding out about how his twisted, contorted figures evoke death, sex, intensity, the grotesquely erotic part of the human […]

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7 Awesome Photos from that Eclipse that HAPPENED this Week

A rare annular eclipse – a ring of sunlight as the new moon, passing between Earth and sun, blocks most, but not all, of the sun’s disc.

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Levi Mandel: ‘Kalkbrottet, Malmö’s Grand Canyon’

From the base of the quarry, deep, deep below street level, all sounds and sights of civilization seem to melt away; it feels like a mixture of Jurassic Park and Mars.

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Featured Photographer: Andrea Sonnenberg

Bay area native, Andrea Sonnenberg knows how to capture SF’s vibe better than anyone else. Her photographs encompass all your favorite vices, while mobbing and bombing the mission, à la Nan Goldin.

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LEVI MANDEL: ‘Carly’s Broken Bones’

Words and photos from Levi Mandel I’ve got a friend named Carly who lives just across the water in Copenhagen. I met Carly in New York a few years ago. Although I adore my Scandinavian friends met here in Malmö, there is an element of comfort that can only be found in a familiar face, […]

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Antonio Bolfo: ‘NYPD Impact’

Antonio Bolfo was a photographer before he was a cop. Once he was put on the beat in South Bronx projects, Bolfo began bringing his camera to work in hopes of documenting the job and capturing images of the emotional and physical strains that come with it.

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LEVI MANDEL: ‘Rotten Apple Rooftops NYC’

It’s too hot in the house, too late to go anywhere, and god knows you can’t drink in the streets with the boys in blue constantly on the prowl- so rooftops are the best place to hang out.

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SUPERCHIEF SUNDAYS ARE FUCKING ill ill ill- TATTOOS & BBQ & LIVE MURALS & FREE BEEEEER

I AM. SOFA KING PUMPED. FOR SUNDAY. PRINTS AND LIVE PAINTING AND ARTWORK BY Sheryo Sherry Oh Pong Tom Costa Alexander Heir Claudia Ramirez Metro Zu Poshh […]

TRANSMISSION MAGAZINE LAUNCH PARTY FOR FNT 2014: FOOTAGE OF SXSW WITH MOBB DEEP, BABES, FIGHTS AND MORE (AND 50+ PHOTOS FROM TOD SEELIE)

FNT has been the best underground party in NYC for years now, and it’s spreading to the rest of the country now too, thanks to a successful SXSW event and a magazine with TRANSMISSION magazine. We interviewed Fight Night leader Bekim Trenova to talk about all that and what’s to come. PLUS: footage of the release of the magazine. PLUS: footage of the SXSW event. PLUS: footage of Mobb Deep’s performance. PLUS: photos by Tod Seelie. Yeah, we got all that and more, RIGHT HERE.

The Germans Who Dress Like Native Americans and Refuse to Return Their Scalps

Contributing photographer Jennifer Osborne has been working in Europe on a photography project about cultural appropriation of Native Americans by Europeans. In wake of Pharrell Williams’ controversial “Indian Headress” on the cover of Elle Magazine, this degree of Native Dress-up seems extra offensive.

GOOSEBUMPS “SCARED TO SEE A DOCTOR” RECORD RELEASE SHOW AT 538 JOHNSON (FULL SETS FROM GOOSEBUMPS, AJAX, MERCENARY, LIBYANS, AND LA MISMA)

Like an episode of Jerry Springer, but with more fireworks.

FIGHT CLUB: THE BEST OF FRIDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN

Following the news of Throwdown’s return at SXSW this year with a Texas vs. NYC event, it seems only appropriate to take a look back at the history of Friday Night Throwdown, and the coverage we’ve had of it here on Superchief over the years. For the uninitiated; Friday Night Throwdown wasn’t just NYC’s best underground boxing event, it was NYC’s best underground party.

TEXAS VS. NYC: THROWDOWN RETURNS AT SXSW THIS YEAR

The organization that brought Ford models, Marines and Bloods together for New York’s best underground party is bringing their business to Austin, and bringing with them a Texas vs. NYC event…and Superchief will be covering the whole thing, from start to finish.

THIS APRIL: SUPERCHIEF GALLERY NYC PRESENTS JOHN FELIX ARNOLD III’S “EXCORRIGIA | THE SCOURGE”

From the world of UNSTOPPABLE TOMORROW, Superchief Gallery NYC returns this spring with John Felix Arnold III’s EXCORRIGIA | THE SCOURGE, an exhibition of new works in painting, drawing, mixed media, installation, and sound. The exhibition will run from April 3 through April 13, and there will be an opening reception on Thursday, April 3 from 6-10pm at CultureFix on 9 Clinton Street.

HIGH ON HUNGER: JANE CHARDIET

“High on Hunger” is Jane Chardiet’s new zine, featuring personal essay, photography and interviews with 12 artists, including some of our favorites, about their 2013 and their artistic goals in the new year, along with photographs of each licking fire. It’s good stuff, so I asked Jane about her 2013, because turnabout’s fair play and that’s how the game works.

12 O’ CLOCK BOYS (BALTIMORE STREETBIKE REALNESS)

Whatever your city is doing, what the homies out in B-More are doing is 10x as crazy. 12 O’ Clock Boys is one of the hardest movies we’ve seen in a long time, hands down, exploring a city and a culture that just doesn’t give a fuck (and featuring Baltimore himies like Schwarz on the soundtrack) the film gets more done in it’s 75 minutes than most documentaries do in twice that.

TAPE BAG #1: I HAVEN’T GOTTEN OFF MY COUCH IN DAYS.

Talking shit on random tapes cuz I wanna. Round one: Mongrel, Skinny Puppy, Madonna, Gowanus Mutant Kommandos, Temple of the Dog and MORE.

R.I.P RICKY LUANDA OF CHAIN GANG

Ricky Luanda of the experimental NYC punk band Chain Gang, one of the coolest bands ever, passed away earlier this week from esophogeal cancer. Watch 10 minutes of the bands’ rare, legendary, batshit crazy 1980′s film “MONDO MANHATTAN” right here.

ALWAYS KEEP THE CAMERA RUNNING: MAKS SUSKI’S VIDEOS OF THE NYC MUSIC SCENE

Maks Suski has been hard at work documenting live music in NYC on video for the last 4 years; we asked him to compile a list of some of his favorite videos that he’s shot, a list that includes Japanther, Action Bronson, Death Grips, Culo, Crystal Castles, Limp Wrist, Black Pus and more.

THERE IS A TINY LEG A QUARTER OF AN INCH BELOW YOUR TENTH RIB.

“Although Tiny Leg’s sound owes much of it’s inspiration to the Oakland glucose and thumbtrack scenes of the mid-nineties, and has been called by HotFridge magazine ‘a thumbcore homage to the sound of Velvet Curtis and Taco’ and ‘a slick-stale, neo-juicy, post-hipster alchemy, somewhere in between gluke-wave and puke-base’ by PeckerwoodsToday, those sentences are too journalistic and not souague enough, if one may permit my french.”

DAWN OF HUMANS, HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS, AND PHARMAKON PLAYED PS1 SATURDAY NIGHT (FULL SETS)

PUNK NOT ART NOISE NOT MUSIC ACK ACK ACK ACK

TOD SEELIE’S “BRIGHT NIGHTS” BOOK RELEASE & PHOTO SHOW AT SUPERCHIEF GALLERY AT CULTUREFIX (VIDEO)

Tod Seelie’s book release and photo show at Superchief Gallery at CultureFix was a celebration of the last 15 years of New York’s underground, for sure; but it also kept an eye on the future.