BREAKING THE MOULD @ SOUTHBANK CENTRE
10 April 2015, 10:00am - 12 April 2015, 23:00pm / Level 2 Foyer (Blue Side) at Royal Festival Hall
Breaking The Mould explores the explosion of youth culture from the 1950s to the present day. Curated in association with Southbank Centre's Youth Ambassadors, the exhibition looks at tribes, sub-cultures and music across different eras.
From the Teddy boys of the 1950s to the mods of the 1960s, the hippies of the 1970s and the punks of the 1980s, youth culture is constantly shifting and changing as the world around it changes.
The changes you see in the fashions and styles worn by individuals in these pictures link to changes going on in the wider world and in popular culture. They reflect social, cultural and political shifts of everyday life.
All the images seen in this exhibition are drawn from PYMCA (Photographic Youth Music Culture Archive). PYMCA is the specialist image and research library for global youth culture, lifestyle and music.
This archive of over 55,000 photographs is 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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