‘Punks’ on Print Sales at The Photographers’ Gallery

6 FEBRUARY – 12 APRIL 2015

Print Sales’ Gallery presents We Could Be Heroes a group exhibition which looks at the development of youth culture and the bittersweet rites of passage towards adulthood over the last century.The exhibition features work from master photographers Bruce Davidson, Ed van der Elsken, Bert Hardy, Karen Knorr and Olivier Richon, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Roger Mayne, Chris Steele-Perkins, Anders Petersen, Al Vandenberg, Weegee and Tom Wood.

The term ‘teenager’ was coined during a new wave of post-war optimism and freedom in which younger generations in Europe and the US seized an opportunity to turn away from tradition and assert new attitudes and subcultures. We Could Be Heroes reflects the exuberance, insouciance and rebellious bravado of this new tribe and its predecessors.

Press Release (PDF)