Non-Profit SkatePal Empowers Young Palestinians Through Skateboarding

Launched in 2013, SkatePal—a non-profit organization founded by Edinburgh-based Charlie Davis—seeks to support youth in occupied Palestine by fostering skateboard culture. The idea was sparked in 2006, when Davis skated down the streets in Palestine (where he was teaching) and found that his peers were intrigued. Realizing the physical and mental benefits that outdoor activities have on adolescents, Davis set out to build some of …

The Museum of Youth Culture Seeks Submissions

The UK’s Museum of Youth Culture (an exclusively digital operation until they move into their physical space in 2023) has asked the public to peruse old photo albums and smartphone libraries for documentation of awkward teen moments, significant events, fleeting trends, and everything from childhood—shameful haircuts included. Called “Grown Up in Britain,” the project deviates from the museum’s original process for souring images,  prompting professional …

Valerie Phillips’ “Another Girl Another Planet”

A vibrant photographic study on female youth

There are some familiar faces within the pages of photographer Valerie Phillips‘ latest compilation, “Another Girl Another Planet,” published by Rizzoli. And yet, every other face that doesn’t belong to a celebrity, model or public figure also feels familiar—we know these women. It can be argued that this all pertains to Phillips style, employing a candid authenticity. The images are vibrant and idealized, yes, but …