Beautiful ‘Then And Now’ Pictures Of Women From London’s ’80s Subcultures

In 1980, photographer Anita Corbin started taking pictures of young women in London’s pubs and clubs, documenting the unseen lives of various subcultures. Over the course of nine months her project turned into a series, Visible Girls, that offered a glimpse into the worlds of punks, mods, skinheads, rastas, and rockers.

The Visible Girls’ portraits toured the country in the 1980s and ’90s, and the images stood out as rare pieces of social history, showing women from youth tribes in their natural environments. However, Corbin lost touch with the women themselves.

Then, in 2014, according to BuzzFeed, Corbin reconnecting with the visible girls – now all middle-aged women – and one by one they started to get in touch with her.

Corbin has now interviewed more than a third of them for an exhibition of new portraits and the original pictures. She is now in contact with 70% of the original women photographed, and plans to photograph more of them by the end of 2018.

Here, some of the women featured in the exhibition tell their stories in their own words:

Nicole and Sue, then also known as Quasi and Squasher, at the Royalty, Southgate, 1981, and in a bar in Slovenia in 2017

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Sue Lenham (right): Nobody else was into rock ‘n’ roll when I was at school – it was too retro. My dad brought us up, which was unusual in the 1960s, and my family situation was challenging. I had to be independent and I think the [rocker] scene let me express myself. Continue »

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Artist Creates Realistic Life-Sized Female Sculptures Inspired By The Graceful Beauty Of Renaissance Art


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Luo Li Rong is a Chinese artist who lives in Belgium for several years now. At a very young age she began sculpting and she studied art at the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. When she graduated, she was honored and became a member of the workshop of the master Sun Jiabao. There she immersed herself in classical figurative sculpture. The goal was to be one in spirit with the model. Continue »

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Stunning Photographs Reveal The Realities Of New Brighton, A Working Class Seaside Resort In Northern England, During The 1980s


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Martin Parr is one of the world’s most iconic photographers, his ability to capture the essence of Britishness unparallelled within contemporary image-making. Continue »

Someone Optimized Famous Logos To Use Less Ink And Be More Environmentally Friendly

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