Photographer Julian Mährlein’s new photobook celebrates London Youth, challenging the way inner city kids are generally portrayed in the media.
The third instalment in Hoxton Mini Press’ ‘Tales of the City’ series, London Youth is a powerful series of portraits of inner-city teenagers alongside their thoughts on modern life.
Mährlein, an LCC alum, was inspired to start the project in the wake of the 2011 riots – he wanted to try to show the other side of inner-city teenagers that were so criticised by the media. He wandered the city, approaching young people who caught his eye, photographing them in an uncontrived way. The series was shot with natural light and mostly in urban environments where they play football, basketball, skate or cycle.
Below are a selection of the images presented in the book.
LONDON YOUTH is published by Hoxton Mini Press, the east London based independent publisher specialising in photobooks. Available from today, Thursday 20th April, priced £17.95.