Artlink are proud to be hosting a new photography commission and exhibition of female portraits by photographer Anita Corbin. The exhibition brings together original images of women from different subcultures of the early 1980’s and newly commissioned portraits of the same women now.
In 1981, as a young female photographer at the beginning of her career, Corbin made 28 double portraits of young women. They were from different cultural groups: skins, mods, punks, rockabillies, new romantics, rastas and young lesbians. She was fascinated by the ways in which cultural allegiance and identity were boldly and explicitly expressed through fashion, music and environment by women emerging from adolescence.
Last year Corbin launched an international social media campaign in order to track the women down. Now, 36 years later and with over 70% of the women found, the original images of those young women will be displayed alongside a new series – of the women they became.
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