Preserving and sharing British Youth Culture Heritage whilst promoting creative learning through cultural understanding.

Incorporating the PYMCA Photographic Youth Music & Culture Archive.


YOUTH CLUB archives, educates and shares British Youth Culture in celebration of past and present. With a specialist background in Youth Culture photography and research YOUTH CLUB works to collate and curate dynamic and outstanding imagery within forward-thinking exhibitions, events and publications.


The PYMCA Photo Library contains over 100,000 images of Social History and Youth Culture, spanning more than 150 years. The Library is broken down into three sections:

Editorial - images availabe for non commecial uses

Creative - Model released images suitable for promotion, advertising and brands

Vintage - Images dating from before 1960

These collections are a real refelection of British and International people's lives and celebrate their self expression, energy and passion.  Content featured includes, but is not limited to, fashion, music, art, design, travel, genres, social issues, lifestyles, sports, nightlife, environments, humour and much much more…


PYMCA is constantly seeking out new content and contributors.  If you think you have something that we would be interested in please do send us an email with description and examples of lo res jpgs.


PYMCA Education offers a huge and fully researched reference archive of over 35000 images, thousands of essays, interviews, texts, trends & insight reports, magazine back issues, e books and fully researched Links relating to Modern (1940+) Social History and Youth Culture.

The research archive is available via subscription to all Higher and Further Education Establishments around the Wolrd and currently has clients on 4 continents.  

For more information call us on 0845 527 0112


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