Karabo Mooki: Dogg Pound Days

Punk rock culture in Soweto

In 2016, Karabo Mooki spent several months photographing the “rise of counter-culture in Soweto, South Africa.” Featuring in this evocative series is a punk band called TCYIF that he says is largely responsible for spearheading the movement. Mooki spent time at their house, “infamously known as “The Dogg Pound””, in Dube, Soweto. He writes: “This group of punk rockers continues to inspire young black children and adults from the townships to the suburbs, debunking stereotypes and the misconceived identity the world has of punk rock, and the one-dimensional perception that the genre is only white-accessible.