This blog is the result of my work during an artistic residency in Margate, Kent, exploring youth subcultures and their part in that town’s history. The work is currently on show at Turner Contemporary in Margate as part of the show Nothing In The World But Youth, but comes down on 8 January.
The work includes historic photographs donated by former and current members of youth subcultures, new portraits of each participant by myself and lines of text taken from interviews with the participants. The photographs sit in pairs, showing both the passing of time as well as the influence of these subcultures on the current life and look of those brave souls who agreed to take part. The project has a Facebook page where you can see the work taking shape as well as far more ephemera and photographs from Margate locals.
This blog should continue the project and also create a space for me to post more on youth subcultures from my own findings and links to other likeminded souls across the web.
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