An Exhibition Capturing 40 Years Of Club Music Is To Open In London

Music has been the driving force behind subcultures for years now and this Thursday the Printspace Gallery will host a photography exhibition looking at the history of dance music and club culture.

Lost in Music will serve as something of an ode to the DJs and dancers behind the most prominent movements to emerge from the music scene in Britain and beyond.

Sunnyside Up at SW1, 1998 (Photograph: Dave Swindells via Full Bleed)

Sunnyside Up at SW1, 1998 (Photograph: Dave Swindells via Full Bleed)

Spanning over three decades, it will exhibit 500 photographs dawning from the earliest beginnings of disco all the way through to present day adaptions; from Northern Soul and Acid House to Hip-Hop, Jungle, Drum & Bass, Garage and Grime. A Printspace blog post describes it as:

"A tribute to the obsessives, the hedonists, the musical eccentrics and the dancers of the dance music institution and those who continue to fuel its evolution."

The selection was made from an open call of around 50,000 images which were then curated by Gavin Mills. Those who submit a photograph are guaranteed entry to the exhibition.

Professional photographers featured include Dougie Wallace, David Swindells, Dean Chalkley, Marco Grey and George Quann-Barnett's Wot Do You Call It collective, and many more.

Go behind the images and unearth some of the the stories from the iconic photographs in this short film by Full Bleed, a new channel producing beautifully shot documentaries on photographic culture from around the world.

Get tickets here and check out more from the exhibition below:

An ecstatic woman on the dancefloor, Talking Loud Saying Something / Dingwalls, 1988 (Photograph: Adam Friedman via Full Bleed)

An ecstatic woman on the dancefloor, Talking Loud Saying Something / Dingwalls, 1988 (Photograph: Adam Friedman via Full Bleed)

Amnesia Ibiza, 2015 (Photograph: Gavin Mills via Full Bleed)

Amnesia Ibiza, 2015 (Photograph: Gavin Mills via Full Bleed)

Breakdancer at Camden Town Hall - the first ever hip hop event held in London, 1985 (Photograph: Normski via Full Bleed)

Breakdancer at Camden Town Hall - the first ever hip hop event held in London, 1985 (Photograph: Normski via Full Bleed)

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