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The Subculture Archive

A selection of our crowdsourced archive highlighting UK fashion and subculture from the 1950s – 2000.

Britain is a cultural melting pot influenced by other nations. We take a look back at everyday life growing up in our towns and communities. The music, fashion, politics and passions that defined and united us through good times and bad times”

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British Culture Archive is a registered non profit resource set up to document culture and social change in the UK. In 2021 we plan to open a permanent gallery and exhibition space in Manchester where we can showcase our People’s Archive alongside guest exhibitions from our featured photographers. If you appreciate the work we do you please support our Crowdfunder which will help towards our gallery space as well as exhibitions that we are holding throughout the UK. You can support us here.

Photographer Features

Edinburgh, 1980s | Graham MacIndoe

British Culture Archive | January, 2021 As a young punk from Broxburn in West Lothian, Graham MacIndoe started out on his creative path studying painting

UK Rave Scene, 1990-1992 | Tony Davis

British Culture Archive | August, 2020 Prior to documenting the UK rave scene, photographer Tony Davis grew up on Nottingham’s Clifton Estate during the sixties