Founded in 2017 British Culture Archive is a non-profit resource set up to document, highlight and preserve the changes within British culture and society through documentary photography.
Our mission is to educate, inspire and engage people with photography through our online galleries, community workhops and exhibitions
British Culture Archive are proud to work alongside a number of respected photographers, as well as giving a platform to photographers whose work has yet to be seen by a wider audience. Our ongoing project The People’s Archive documents and preserves the hundreds of images submitted to us by the public.
Our online galleries include many previously unseen images ranging from the 1960’s Mod Scene, Northern Soul and Punk. Through to Thatcher’s Britain, Social Housing, Industrial decline, Regeneration, Acid House, Protests and more.
The resource was started through a genuine passion of photography and a desire to preserve and document working class culture and everyday life in 20th century Britain. It has grown into a large archive and platform over the years helping to showcase and engage British photography with new audiences and younger generations across the world.
WHY WE ARE CROWDFUNDING
THE PEOPLE'S ARCHIVE
The People's Archive is our ongoing project and archive documenting YOUR images of everyday life, society and culture in the UK.
Since 2017 we have been collecting and preserving images submitted to our archive. The images are an invaluable resource and important record highlighting real life as it was for many of us growing up in a time before smart phones and social media.
As a non profit resource we currently rely on funding and sponsorship to maintain our resource and exhibit our archive across towns and cities in the UK. All funding raised through our crowdfunder will go directly towards our permanent gallery space in the North West which we are looking to open in 2021.
The exhibition space will enable us to have a permanent home to showcase the archive alongside events, workshops and exhibitions from our featured photographers.
For any enquires about British Culture Archive or our crowdfunder please email [email protected]