Trinity Laban now has an educational licence to the Photographic Youth Music & Culture Archive collection of images. PYMCA Education offers a reference archive of over 35000 images relating to modern (1940 onwards) social history and youth culture. It also includes written material on this subject, and a curated collection of links to other websites on youth culture organised by time period and by subculture.
How do I access the collection?
- Go to www.pymca.com.
- Click the Education tab, then the ‘Login via your home institution’ button.
- Choose Trinity Laban from the list of institutions, then enter your Trinity Laban login details if prompted.
- Now use the search box on the Education page to find images described with the keywords you enter. For search tips, see PYMCA’s own FAQs.
- Once you’re viewing an image, use the small save icon at the bottom-right to download the image.
What can I use the images for?
According to PYMCA’s FAQ, “All images can be used for Educational and Editorial use and do not require a release. However for commercial advertising purposes images must be released or be ‘No Release Required'”.
Therefore it’s fine to use images as part of your teaching or coursework at Trinity Laban – remember to attribute PYMCA and the photographer (who is listed on the image preview page)!
Our educational access only allows downloads of a limited number of low-res images per year (500px maximum length/width) but this size is fine for online use and printing in small sizes, such as part of an assignment or handout.