PYMCA Unordinary People

Really pleased I made it to the last day of the PYMCA Unordinary People photography exhibition at the Royal Albert Hall, documenting British youth culture from 1960-2009. The picture above is my favourite but there were lots of other excellent snapshots of blink-of-an-eye fashion moments. PYMCA (Photographic Youth Music Culture Archive) was started by Steve Lazarides back in the days before he was Banksy’s agent and was merely the picture editor of Sleaze Nation magazine. These days it’s run by Jon Swinstead and is being developed to include a youth culture video archive from the BBC Motion Gallery (this I’d love to see) as well as streamed music from each decade. Unfortunately, it will be subscriber-based which I assume means  not-free.