London Youth: Julian Mährlein's images that capture the true spirit of inner-city teens

After the London 2011 riots, young photographer Julian Mährlein set out to capture the faces and voices of inner-city teenagers. The resulting portraits, shot on the streets with natural light, reveal the surprisingly tender side of a generation so often misrepresented and which faces a world in profound flux.

All images via Hoxton Mini Press and courtesy of the artist.

All images via Hoxton Mini Press and courtesy of the artist.

Always looking for new ways to represent current social and political issues, Julian's work navigates between social documentary and portraiture. Julian grew up in Germany but completed his studies in London, receiving his BA in Photography from the London College of Communication and his MA in Art & Politics from Goldsmiths. His images have been shown in the British Journal of Photography, Dazed Digital, AnOther Magazine and on the BBC as well as many other places.

Now you can enjoy this particular project in a new book entitled London Youth, courtesy of Hoxton Mini Press.

Priced at £17.95, the book is from a series dedicated to the best urban photography from around the world. Find out more at


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