PYMCA (Photographic Youth Music Culture Archive) is the specialist image and research library for global youth culture, lifestyle and music.

The PYMCA archive was born in 1997 with the aim to represent authentic imagery by passionate photographers documenting their own scenes and style tribes. All of our carefully selected photographers shoot with an energy and coherence that embodies the PYMCA aesthetic.

The unique archive of over 55,000 photographs sourced from all over the world, documenting the lifestyles, fashions, hairstyles, music and subcultures of young people from the 1940s to the present day.

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Image rights - Rights Managed images for editorial, publishing, design and commercial use.
Editorial - Images available for non commercial uses.
Creative - Model released images suitable for promotion, advertising and brands.
Vintage - Images dating from before 1960.