Launching the Gavin Watson archive. 

The result of a 9 month digitisation project as part of YOUTH CLUB’s Preservation Programme proudly brings photographer Gavin Watson’s unseen archive of 20,000 iconic photos spanning over 35 years into the public eye with a dedicated website.

A High Wycombe lad armed with a camera, Gavin began photographing his brother Neville in the early 80s, going on to unwittingly document one of the most misunderstood youth subcultures. Tender portraits and spirited adolescent friendships take us from the British Skinhead scene through a transition to 90s Rave Culture and on to Gavin’s contemporary work as a practicing photographer.

Look through his archive HERE

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Dazed and Confused spoke to Gavin Watson about documenting the skinhead scene that him and his friends were part of, and the recent interest in the iconic youth subculture. 

Read the full interview HERE