Dalston’s Doomed Gallery will continue its ongoing collaborative series, First Tuesdays Photographers Talk, in association with YOUTH CLUB (a not-for-profit organisation celebrating and documenting Britain’s youth culture history), when it hosts legendary photographer Normski. The multi-disciplinary artist, who has photographed hip hop icons such as Dr. Dre and Run DMC and worked with some of the fashion industry’s biggest names and titles including the sadly defunct The Face, first came to prominence presenting BBC 2’s late 80’s/early 90’s youth show: Dance Energy – where he interviewed musicians, explored urban handshakes, and met the youth of Milton Keynes, all with a boundless, idiosyncratic energy that persists to this day.
And it’s these early days of Normski’s career that he’ll be exploring in his talk, and in the accompanying special edition zine, Darker Shades of White. As a true authority on urban culture (and a mainstay on Britain’s club scene for over 20 years), the evening is a truly unique opportunity to see an intimate edit of Normski’s until now unseen beginnings, and, of course, to meet the man behind some of youth culture’s most distinctive images.
YOUTH CLUB x Doomed Gallery: First Tuesdays Photographer Talks presents Normski happens 2nd July at Doomed Gallery, Dalston.