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Photography by Benoit Paillé
COUNTERCULTUREFeaturedGATHERINGS&WORSHIP / May 2014

THE RAINBOW FAMILY TRIBE: THE CALL FOR AN ALTERNATIVE

Photography by Benoit Paillé
Text by Sophie Pinchetti

“WELCOME HOME!” Those are most likely the first words you will be greeted with when entering a Rainbow Gathering. Now a global phenomenon, Rainbow Gatherings take their roots in the counterculture of the late Sixties. A Rainbow Gathering can bring together anywhere from a few hundred people to tens of thousands for the larger ones, particularly in the United States. This is Freedom’s home!
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Photography by Christian Poveda
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TATTOOED TERROR: EL SALVADOR’S MARA 18 GANG

Photography by Christian Poveda
Text by Sophie Pinchetti

It’s all too often a fatal signature. Inked into their skin, these are the tattoos of the Mara-18, one of Latin America’s largest street gangs. Death, blood and nihilist rebellion are their territory. Los Angeles-born, these ‘maras,’ or Hispanic street gangs now rage terror in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.
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“WILDER MANN”, TRIBAL EUROPE’S MASQUERADES

Photography by Charles Fréger
Text by Sophie Pinchetti

Pulsing through the veins of the Earth, there are myths as old as time. Some fade into oblivion. But some survive. Part man, part beast, the Wild Man is the quintessential “Other” – this stranger and rebel outsider – our primal counterpart.

Persisting against the odds of today’s digital age, masquerades around the world continue to pay homage to this figure haunting our consciousness since our ancestors first formed nomad tribes or settled into agricultural communities. It’s nothing you can tune into using a Wi-Fi connection: this is a tale speaking of roots and forces beyond the control of man. Dressed as a goat, a devil, a bear or a monster with jaws of steel, the wild man belongs to a realm populated of dreams and myths.
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THE VANISHING TATTOOS OF THE KALINGA TRIBESWOMEN

Photography by Jake Verzosa
Text by Sophie Pinchetti

If you travel the world in the search of the rarest tattoos, you will inevitably arrive here: deep in the misty Cordillera mountains of the northern Philippines. This is the birthplace of the Kalinga headhunter’s tattoo and home to the Kalinga tribe. Over hundreds of years, the art of tattooing has played an essential part of their culture. Still proudly worn by the elder generations of Kalinga men and women, today, this ancestral tattoo is now on the brink of extinction.
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Photography by Various
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THE COCKETTES, SAN FRANCISCO’S HIPPIE ACID FREAK DRAG QUEENS

Photography by Various Photographers
Text by Sophie Pinchetti

Born in San Francisco, The Cockettes were all at once a loosely formed commune and theatre troupe. They were early sexual revolutionaries, free-spirited dreamers, whose flamboyant style spoke poetically of life lived as Art. When hippie meets drag on LSD, you know you’re cooking a recipe for a creative explosion. Welcome to the magic of a sexual revolution on acid!
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