Ewen Spencer - Teenagers
Third Floor Gallery
102 Bute Street
Cardiff CF10 5AD
Wales, United Kingdom
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In this day and age, being a teenager in Britain can be difficult. Tabloid newspapers often portray young people as being a generation of "violent, illiterate young men living outside the boundaries of civilised society”. The question remains, to what extent is the media right in depicting a part of the British youth in such a denigrating manner?
The Newcastle-born photographer Ewen Spencer (1971) spent the last fifteen years documenting the British youth in the inner cities of Britain. His sensitive depictions of his protagonists provide a much more in-depth look than the media offers to us, of a generation often misunderstood. The youth he documents prove to be part of a complex culture, raging with emotions and often filled with creativity.
For more information on Ewen Spencer visit his website.
Read about Larry Clark’s depiction of youth in the USA here.