A study of London youth

After the 2011 London riots, photographer Julian Mahrlein set out on a project to capture the faces of inner-city teenagers.

He began wandering across the city, approaching young people who caught his eye, wanting to photograph them in an uncontrived, natural, positive way.

“The portraits, shot on the streets with natural light, reveal a tender side to a generation so often misrepresented and who face a world in profound flux,” says Mahrlein, whose work has just been published.

You can read the article and view the pictures here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-39628369 Two of our students, Gustavo Neves Mateus, Year 11 and Juan O’Carroll, Year 10 are featured amongst these photos and today Mr Barrs asked them to autograph the book of photos that is going to take pride of place in our Library.