Welcome to PYMCA Image and Research Library

PYMCA (Photographic Youth Music Culture Archive) is the specialist image and research library for global youth culture, lifestyle and music.

The unique archive of over 55,000 photographs sourced from all over the world, documenting the lifestyles, fashions, hairstyles, music and subcultures of young people from the 1940s to the present day.

The PYMCA archive was born in 1997 with the aim to represent authentic imagery by passionate photographers documenting their own scenes and style tribes. All of our carefully selected photographers shoot with an energy and coherence that embodies the PYMCA aesthetic.

Search our extensive archive in the box above and register for lightbox functionality, and lo-res download access.

For a licensing quote or query, get in touch at info@pymca.com.

Clients include BBC, Dr Martens, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Mr Porter, Fred Perry, InStyle and La Repubblica.

For your daily hit of Youth Culture images, articles, prints, books and fashion, head to our non profit culture hub at WWW.YOUTHCLUBARCHIVE.COM. Working to preserve, share and celebrate Youth Culture Heritage through cultural understanding.

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