Raw Punk Streets UK 1979 - 82
Like the Mods and Rockers book, also by Janette Beckman, this little gem is a pure youth culture photography book, with no words or captions, depicting not just punks, but other youth cults from '79-'82. Beckman has tried to find the most stylish, most handsome or prettiest, and the book are more engaging for that. You see real youth, what it really looked like, without the kind of filters (literal and figurative) that social media puts on everything today.
The publishers describe this as a book, but it's more of a high quality zine, but let's call it a book, because the makers do.
The book shows the photography of Janette Beckman, whose work has been exhibited in galleries worldwide and is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Museum of the City of New York, Marseille Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe, and the Tokyo Nakamura Keith Haring Collection.
14cm x 20cm