Inside Look at the Rockabilly Culture by Jennifer Greenburg

Photographer Jennifer Greenburg has been photographing members of the Rockabilly subculture for more than a decade. The principal of the culture is retaining a lifestyle inspired by the genre of music popular the 1950s. A genre that mashed Rock N Roll, with Country and Rhythm and Blues.

“There are people out there who very legitimately want to imitate the 1950s,” she says. “They move to the suburbs, have the two kids and live a behind a white picket fence. I think that everybody feels the need to belong to something, [The Rockabilly community] has an outward appearance that people sometimes wrestle with, but it’s not any more out there than a lot of other communities people belong to.”

Greenburg, who is an assistant professor of photography at Indiana University Northwest, says she was careful to approach the ongoing project without prejudice or presumptions. View more of her work below.


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