Tag: vintage photographs

Gender has been a popular topic in the art world recently, with many contemporary artists challenging the the socially constructed binary between feminine and masculine. This isn’t something totally new however. We had a look in the archives for people and artists that have challenged the gender binary in the last 100 years, in doing so paving the way for contemporary artists today. This collection…

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Festivals have become a staple during the summer months, with over a thousand taking place in the UK alone. Now mega-festivals such as Glastonbury and Coachella attract millions of visitors every year, but there was a time when they were more low-key affairs, fuelled by the hippy movement of the sixties, promoting peace and love, and representing the emerging alternative music scene. Clothes were not mandatory, people…

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“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” – Sam Keen  Summertime has long been the season of fun and relaxation. Driven by the heat to wear fewer clothes and retreat to the sea (or nearest body of water), people find time to read, frolic and find romance. As this most beloved of seasons arrives, we take a look at our wonderful vintage photography of beach life….

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