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Print Sales’ Gallery Presents: We Could Be Heroes!


…a group exhibition which takes a look at youth culture and the bittersweet rites of passage towards adulthood over the last century.
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.
The exhibition features over 20 works from master photographers like Bruce Davidson, Ed van der Elsken, Bert Hardy, Karen Knorr and Olivier Richon, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Roger Mayne, Chris Steele-Perkins, Andersetersen, Al Vandenberg, Weegee and Tom Wood.
Additional works from each of the participating artists are also available on request. 

The exhibition will be open until 12th April 2015
Monday – Saturday, 10:00 – 18:00
Thursdays, 10:00 – 20:00
Sunday 11:30 – 18:00 

The Photographers’ Gallery
16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW
Nearest Underground Station: Oxford Circus

Photos credit:

Al Vandenberg, Untitled from the series On a Good Day, 1975 -1980 © Al Vandenberg
Courtesy of Eric Franck Fine Art

Roger Mayne,Footballer and Shadow, 1956© Roger Mayne
Courtesy of The Estate of Roger Mayne/ Bernard Quaritch

Karen Knorr and Olivier Richon
Untitled from the series Punks, 1967 -1977
© Karen Knorr and Olivier Richon Courtesy of Eric Franck Fine Art

Chris Steele-Perkins
Brothers, Red Deer, Croydon, 1976
© Chris Steele Perkins / Magnum Photos

Weegee, Lovers in 3D glasses in the Palace Theatre, 1945 © Weegee
Courtesy of Side Gallery

Have a look at:
www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk

Text by Claudia Antonia Merkle

POSTED BY Editor
March 23, 2015