Vintage celeb driver’s licenses, 1980s punk style, growing up in Chernobyl, animals saved from world’s worst zoo, and brutal scenes from Mexico’s drug war.
The Most Badass Vintage Drivers’ Licenses Of Famous Icons
The idolization of celebrities has been occurring since the beginning of Hollywood, often raising movie stars, musicians, and the likes on a pedestal. So it’s easy to forget that besides their fame, they’re just like us. They need to eat, rest, and take driver’s education, like everyone else.
Here’s a look at some of the coolest old-school drivers’ licenses. View more at Vintage Everyday.
1980s Punk Style In London
In the 1980s, the The Washington Post commissioned British photographer Robin Laurance to document London’s thriving punk scene. The punk fashion scene, led by designer Vivienne Westwood, was wild, attention-grabbing, audacious — and became iconic. Punk style represented individuality, freedom of expression, and pushed back against the uptight British establishment.
See more photos at Vintage Everyday.
Photographer Highlights What It’s Like To Grow Up Near Chernobyl
Nuclear meltdown wrought total havoc and destruction on Chernobyl, Ukraine, which makes photographer Niels Ackermann’s photos of the region all the more remarkable.
Seeking to tell the story of a Ukraine outside its current conflict, Ackermann headed to Slavutich, a community built for Chernobyl nuclear plant workers in 1986.
Over the course of three years, Ackermann got to know and took photos of the 25,000-person town’s residents, noting that the average age was among the lowest in the country. In Slavutich, Ackermann notes, the drinks flow freely and the parties last for a long time. Indeed, as one young resident told Ackermann, “more people die here because of alcohol and drugs than radioactivity.”
See all of Ackermann’s photos — for which he just won the prestigious Rémi Ochlik award — at the New York Times.