museum collections

At the heart of the Museum of Youth Culture are our photographers and contributors, some who have been with us for the past 30 years. Whether they documented the 90s Rave scene or the emergence of UK Hip Hop, or built up a collection of over 15,000 rave flyers, our contributors help us tell the story of youth culture.

You can explore the Museum Collections below, with an A-Z of our photographs and contributors.

Living in New York and London, Adam Friedman photographed the characters of the club scene, from Acid Jazz to Torture Garden.

Bristolian Beezer left school early and picked up a camera, documenting the city's burgeoning music scene & Thatcher-era protests.

Clare Muller started off photographing Two-Tone bands in the early 80s, and has built up an archive of musicians and their fans.

Since going to art college Debby has been working as a photographer, focusing on young people through her personal projects.

Working as a secondary school teacher on the Thamesmead Estate, George used his camera to collaborate with his class.

At 90s raver at heart, when Lucy was learning photography in 1996 aged 16 she took her camera on nights out with her.

Since walking into her first Free Party in a bingo hall there is no place Molly feels more at home and has photographed the scene since.

Getting a camera when he wanted binoculars, Normski taught himself and ended up shooting at the heart of the UK Hip Hop scene.

Picking up his first flyer when he was too young to go to raves himself, Phatmedia has been collecting ephemera for over three decades.

Sanna's archive God Listens To Slayer is the result of over a decade of photographing Slayer fans across the UK and beyond.

Photographing throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s, Stephen's work documents London life, from protest movements to youth tribes.

From Reclaim the Streets protests to travelling across Europe with sound systems, Adrian's work documents 90s rave and protest culture.

London artist Chelsea Berlin started picking up club flyers and other ephemera in the 80s and has since built up an extensive collection.

Drawn to the positivity and creative energy, photographer and DJ Dean has been documenting youth movement since the 90s.

Ellie's love for underground music and youth culture have led her to document London's music scene, focusing on female artists.

Giles' photography documents the incredible joy and excitement of Notting Hill Carnival, from sound systems to dance offs.

Growing up in London suburbia, Mark photographed him and his mates as they passed the time and took the tube into London.

London based graphic designer and DJ Morgan Gibbons photographed the local Jungle and Drum n Bass scene.

Moving to London from Glasgow, Peter became infatuated with small pub gigs happening across the city.

Although known for this portraits of celebrities, Phil shot the youth tribes hanging out on the streets in the 90s and 00s.

Salford-born photographer Shirley Bakers documented the working class communities of Greater Manchester.

From Northern Soul weekenders to Rave all-nighters, Tony documented the dance tribes of the late 80s and early 90s.

Living opposite Disya Jeneration Sound System, Babycakes Romero has been documenting the pure joy of Carnival for over a decade.

Merseyside photographer Chloe Ackers is involved with and been documenting the contemporary Northern Soul scene in London.

A practicing darkroom printer and photographer for over four decades, Debbie Sears' archive spans several youth movements.

First photographing his brother Neville and their Skinhead mates, Gavin went on to document 80 youth tribes from punk to rave.

John started photographing football fans at art college in the 80s and is still going to this day, documenting other youth tribes along the way.

Michelle is a social documentary photographer who as documented the everyday experiences of young people across the country.

After going to Bournemouth Art School, Neil moved to London to work as an editorial photographer focusing youth subcultures.

A Hacienda regular, Peter photographed the venue for over a decade, and the Madchester scene it was in the middle of.

First documenting the 90s Mod revival, Rebecca began photographing the 00s Nu-Metal & Goth scene, travelling to venues across the UK.

After moving back from Hungary, Simon started photographing the redevelopment of London, documenting the emerging Grime scene.

Picking up a camera as a teen, whilst tuning in to pirate radio stations at the time, Tristan went on to photograph rave for over a decade.