Punk Weekender
he Photographers' Gallery
23rd - 26th June 2016

As part of the year long Punk London festival, the Photographer's Gallery has organised a Punk Weekender. The showcase includes YOUTH CLUB/PYMCA photographer's Gavin Watson, Janette Beckman and Owen Harvey, as well as archival images from the YOUTH CLUB/PYMCA archive. 

The Punk Weekender is a cultural examination of the punk movement, with a focus on the ideological, social and political context for its insurgence in Soho and Greater London. The programme explores the Do-It-Yourself ethos and avant- garde spirit that led to various punk subcultures and the reinvention of self- expression and personal identity which played out against the turbulent politics and economics of late 1970s Britain.