Photographer Captures The Subcultures Of London’s Youth From 78-87


From skinheads to acid house.

During the period of 1978-1987, when London’s art and music scenes saw a range of transitions, photographer Derek Ridgers spent his time taking pictures of the different movements.

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His book of work, ’78-87 London Youth’ provides a fascinating glimpse into the British youth movements of their time, from punk to skinhead to new romantic to acid house. Not only do his pictures concentrate on British style, but they also celebrate the spirit of the UK’s individuality:

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For more of the same, check out the photo collection on the rise of punk culture in 1970s Britain.


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