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Gallery: Skinheads

published on 6 October 2016

Skinheads is a term describing members of a British youth cult. A reaction to the Hippy culture of the sixties and seventies, and strongly influenced by Mods and Jamaican rude boy culture, the skinhead movement itself was started in the mid-sixties by working-class youths in England. Nick Knight immersing himself in skinhead culture and documenting the honest emotions of the youth culture. Strongly attracted to the fashion, music and daily lives of the skinhead youth of the early eighties, he was able to create a genuine portrait of the movement. The images Knight took were published as a book in 1982, and this project helped launch his career as a professional photographer. For this exhibition, Skinheads was exhibited in print for the first time.

Skinheads is a term describing members of a British youth cult. A reaction to the Hippy culture of the sixties and seventies, and strongly influenced by Mods and Jamaican rude boy culture, the skinhead movement itself was started in the mid-sixties by working-class youths in England. Nick Knight immersing himself in skinhead culture and documenting the honest emotions of the youth culture. Strongly attracted to the fashion, music and daily lives of the skinhead youth of the early eighties, he was able to create a genuine portrait of the movement. The images Knight took were published as a book in 1982, and this project helped launch his career as a professional photographer. For this exhibition, Skinheads was exhibited in print for the first time.

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