Instagram Takeover: Derek Ridgers

Derek Ridgers takes over our Instagram account during Photo London to show us behind the scenes at the second edition of the photo fair, May 2016.

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Derek joins a list of guest editors including Eleanor Macnair, Cristina de Middel, Lorenzo Vitturi, Sian Davey, Alma Haser, Juno Calypso, Phil Toledano, Jason Larkin, Federica Chiochetti and many more.

British photographer, Derek Ridgers has documented the perennial youth ritual of dressing up and going out since he first picked up a camera in 1973, and has been drawn to virtually every subculture London has spawned, from punk to the fetish club scene of the present. From early on his photographs attracted the attention of both cultural institutions such as London’s ICA and music and style publications such as the NME and The Face.

Derek will be signing copies of his book 78-87 London Youth at Fernandez & Wells, Photo London , 1pm Thursday 19 May 2016.

His latest book, Punk London 1977 will launch at Paul Smith, Albermale Street, London, 9 June 2016.

A very few archive copies of our own, long sold-out, 2004 publication Derek Ridgers: When We Were Young have now been released for sale in our online shop.

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For more of Derek’s work, click here.

To see some of our other takeover’s, click here.

Related project: Instagram Takeovers

We ask guest editors to take over our Instagram account for 5 days and show us what they’re looking at, their daily experiences and what they get up to. 

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