Trans women, wrestlers, punks and The Blitz Club — London in the 70s and 80s was bustling with different sub cultures, and photographer Dick Scott-Stewart captured many of them.
Drawing his inspiration from some of the great European and American black and white photographers, Scott-Stewart shows great skill in using high contrast and vivid use of light and dark to create his own distinctive style.
Reflecting on his photographs of youth subculture, Scott-Stewart said the subjects showed "a withdrawal from and opposition to the realities of the present, escaping… into their music, their dress style, their meeting places".
After he died in 2002, the Dick Scott-Stewart Archive was created, as a permanent testimony to his work. He also donated some of his works to the Museum of London, where you can see them when they're on display
Anna Sparham, curator of photographs at the Museum of London, said: "Dick Scott-Stewart was an accomplished professional photographer who mastered the challenges of black and white film image-making.
"These images offer a fascinating glimpse into different social groups during the late 70s and post-punk era in London. He held great respect for his subjects, recognising and identifying with people on the periphery and his images collectively present a real sense of identity and belonging."