London Subculture 1979-1981 Cafe Royal Books photos by Yan Morvan


Yan Morvan is a French photographer and journalist, widely published in France, he is particularly known for his war and street culture photography. Born in Paris in 1954 he’s documented Hells Angels, sex workers, punks and soldiers on the battlefield. In the ’80s he worked extensively for Newsweek, has been a recipient of the Robert-Capa Award for his photos in Lebanon in 1983. Yan has won two World Press Photo Awards. As the punk movement emerged he came to London. The photos in this zine capture that time brilliantly. It works perfectly together with London Punk & Protest 1979-1981

Café Royal Books publishes limited edition Photobooks coveted by fans and collected by major institutions. The Zines focus on British documentary photography. Café Royal is run and founded by Craig Atkinson.

Craig explains ‘My aim is to create a focussed and complete archive of British documentary photography. I publish roughly 70 titles each year with a small edition ‘archive box’ every 100th title. These archive boxes are aimed at major collections, libraries and museums — helping to increase the visibility of the work and making the books publicly accessible for as long as possible. Collectors are wide and varied but include, MoMA NY, Harvard University, Oxford University, Cambridge University, The British Library, The Hyman Collection, Martin Parr Foundation, TATE, V&A / National Art Library’.

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Weight 80 g
Dimensions 16.0 × 0.3 × 23.0 cm

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