Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Youth Culture in UK in the 1970's and 1980's by Janette Beckman

Janette Beckman is an English documentary photographer born in London and living and working in New York. She started her career photographing the punk scene in England and New York in the 70s and 80s and has continued without pause. After an initial gig working for Sounds Magazine with Goldman - her first shoot was with Siouxsie and the Banshees - she soon had a job shooting for music magazines such as Melody Maker and The Face, with a studio and darkroom in central London. Beckman moved permanently to New York in 1982 and continued her career, shooting for her UK clients as well as new ones in the US. Beckman's work has appeared on records for the major labels, and in magazines including Esquire, Rolling Stone, Glamour, Italian Vogue, The Times, Newsweek, Jalouse, Mojo and others. Beckman says "The bands and the fans – I loved the music and the styles."

Janette Beckman is one of the most influential photographers of the punk era. Her incredible work has been brought together in 'The Janette Beckman Newspaper', a limited edition, 24 page collection.

Boys, King London Road 1979

Punks at Sid Vicious memorial march, London 1979

Punks Walking in Coventry,1979

Punks World’s End, London 1978

The Punks, London 1979

Sex Pistols, Hyde Park, London 1979

Punks in telephone box, Coventry 1980

Mods, The Islington Twins in London, 1979

Mods on scooter, Streatham, London 1976

Ska girls, Coventry 1980

Rude Boys, Chuka and Dubem. Islington, London 1981

Ska fans at Loch Lomond Festival, Scotland 1981

Mod boy, Loch Lomond Festival, 1981

Record shoppers, Brick Lane London 1981

Mods, Loch Lomond Festival, 1980

Skinheads with flag at Loch Lomond Festival, 1980

(Photos © Janette Beckman, via V Magazine)

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