Please join us in the Bookshop and meet photographer Gavin Watson who is presenting his latest publication Oh! What Fun We Had, published by Damiani Editore.
Gavin Watson's intimate selection of photographs disrupts the notion of skinheads and council estate residents as problematic figures in an almost endearing manner while still preserving the subversive character of the cult of youth.
Gavin Watson has been known for documenting working-class skinhead subculture, at a time and place where the subculture was racially mixed and inclusive. His photographs were published in the books Skins (1994) and Skins and Punks (2008), and the director Shane Meadows cited them as an inspiration for his film This is England (2006). In 2011 and 2012 Watson photographed campaigns for Dr Martens and began a project with the singer Plan B.
Thursday 4 April, 18.00 - 20.00, Bookshop.
Free event, no Booking.