Jason Evans, stylist Simon Foxton, ‘[no title]’ 1991
Jason Evans, stylist Simon Foxton
[no title] 1991
© Jason Evans

Six themes will be explored for each month of the duration of Source Spotlight Display, with April 2014 exploring Streetstyle.

‘Like holy relics, streetstyle garments radiate the power of their associations.’ Ted Polhemus Streetstyle: From Sidewalk to Catwalk, 1994.

Streetstyle photography captures ordinary and everyday styles found on the street: fashion emerging from the grassroots instead of dictated by the catwalk. Jason Evans’ Strictly series, originally posed for a 1990’s i-D Magazine fashion editorial, blurs the lines between art photography, portraiture and fashion. The photographs also serve as pieces of social documentary, and raise questions around representation, identity, influence and style. Part of the Tate collection, and chosen for Source Spotlight Display they represent a contemporary obsession with subculture and youth, and signify the popularity of street style in 21st century visual culture.

 As part of Streetstyle month artist Nina Manadhar leads an interactive workshop exploring street culture and subculture from the 1950’s to the present day.

Source display has been curated by Tate Collective London. Tate Collective London plan and develop events for other young people, 15 – 25 years, to create, experiment and engage with the Tate Collection at Tate Britain and Tate Modern.

Tate Collective London is a part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.