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Additional Photos- Friday Club ‘Smart Politix’

Further photographs from Friday Club Edition 030409

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Between Dog and Wolf

nick haymes

Nieves Books, the Zurich-based independent publishers have just released Between Dog and Wolf by British born photographer Nick Haymes. In a special edition of 25 copies, the book includes young skateboarders photographed across Nick’s journeys throughout North America. Look inside the book here.

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this was england

The newspaper The Observer carries this weekend a 3 page photo-illustrated article on british skinheads, as a prologue to the new film and exhibition This is england opening in April in London. Simon Garfield in Getting under their skins writes about the work of Gavin Watson (photographer) and Shane Meadows (film-maker) with detailed descriptions of the visual and musical styles and the intersection with the social upheavel of the 80s: “For a while in the late Sixties and early Eighties, Britain fostered a youth cult so iconic in its imagery, and so threatening in its pose, that we remain ashamed of it decades later. Steel-capped boots and jeans with back pockets shaped by sharpened metal combs: that was the look, all aggravation and bristle, the terror at station platforms and football terraces and corner shops. Fashion is about many things – money, humiliation, fitting in and sticking out – but until skinheads showed up it was rarely about menace.”

Exhibition Gavin watson’s This was england, PYMCA Gallery
10-20 April
Address: 43 Clerkenwell Road London EC1M 5RS
See his photos online at:
the pymca archive

Screening Shane Meadows’ This is england, opening April 27
see the trailer on youtube

more info on myspace
and a special ITV’s The South Bank Show on the 27th May

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The Secret Public

Gallery visit: the secret public at the ICA -Institute of Contemporary Arts, near Trafalgar Square: map

Easter break: read all the essays from the reader (the body & the archive and essays on youth cultures) and start working on your project
the first session after easter break you will present us where you are with your research and photographic work

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subcultures now



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