1980s

Gritty photos of punks, mods, and skinheads in the ‘80s
Culture

Gritty photos of punks, mods, and skinheads in the ‘80s

Anarchy in the UK — Photographer Yan Morvan revisits a radical moment in history, which saw the emergence of DIY subcultures and a fiercely-rebellious spirit among the UK's youth.

Written by: Miss Rosen

How Section 28 birthed today’s gay rights movement
Activism

How Section 28 birthed today’s gay rights movement

A new book from Paul Baker traces the legislation’s tumultuous history and the lasting impact its had on LGBTQ+ activism today.

Written by: Leeza Isaeva

Pensive photos of London in the ’70s and ‘80s
Culture

Pensive photos of London in the ’70s and ‘80s

Portal to the past — A new book brings together the work of Berris Conolly, whose neutral, undramatic style of photography allowed for intimate and revelatory cityscapes.

Written by: Miss Rosen

A cinematic portrait of India in the 1970s and ‘80s
Culture

A cinematic portrait of India in the 1970s and ‘80s

Street life — Between 1978 and 1989, Mitch Epstein made eight trips to India, capturing vibrant scenes of street life and the various subcultures he glimpsed.

Written by: Miss Rosen

A photographer’s heartfelt vision of the American West
Culture

A photographer’s heartfelt vision of the American West

On the road — A special memorial exhibition for Ingeborg Gerdes traces the photographer’s fascination with the American West, which started with a road trip to Nevada in 1982 and became a decade-long project.

Written by: Miss Rosen

The grit and glamour of New York in the 1970s and ’80s
Culture

The grit and glamour of New York in the 1970s and ’80s

Street life — Scottish photographer Douglas Corrance recounts capturing joyous street scenes in NYC in an era where almost anyone could afford to live, work and play in the city.

Written by: Miss Rosen

A photographer’s poetic vision of America in the ‘80s
Culture

A photographer’s poetic vision of America in the ‘80s

On the road — A new exhibition brings together photographs from Stephan Erfurt taken during his time traversing the US in an old VW camper in 1988.

Written by: Miss Rosen

Photos of unemployment offices in Thatcher‘s Britain
Culture

Photos of unemployment offices in Thatcher‘s Britain

Beyond Caring — Photographer Paul Graham recounts documenting the packed waiting rooms and corridors of unemployment offices, exposing the bleak reality of a crisis that many at the time chose to ignore.

Written by: Huck

Portraits capturing the wild style of downtown New York
Culture

Portraits capturing the wild style of downtown New York

Strike a pose — Photographer Janette Beckman remembers travelling to NY to capture the city’s burgeoning hip hop scene and the fashion trailblazers who’d frequent her studio.

Written by: Miss Rosen

A kaleidoscopic portrait of British life in the ‘80s & ‘90s
Culture

A kaleidoscopic portrait of British life in the ‘80s & ‘90s

The way we were — Photographer Homer Sykes is crowdfunding for a new book consisting of some his most striking magazine commissions, which together form a vibrant patchwork of the many different sides to life across the country during the Thatcher era.

Written by: Huck

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