Photo #18. Time & date: 4/4/17 2:55 pm. Location: repinned from Pinterest. Camera/technology used: unknown. Why you chose the image: The grunge microculture began in Seattle in the 1980s and was popular across the US into the 1990s. It is characterized by heavy rock music, cynicism of societal norms, materialism, and conformity, and fashion including plaid shirts, ripped jeans, and Doc Martens. This photo represents a modernized version of a typical grunge outfit.