Archive Projects / We Can Be Heroes


We Can be Heroes charts the rise of London’s club scene from Punk in the late 1970s to the New Romantics in the 1980s as seen from an insider’s point of view.

Graham Smith chronicled these incredible visually led times and its characters in his unofficial role as house photographer of the London clubs. Designing the record sleeves of many of the scene’s key members, Smith was at the heart of this vibrant creative community who transformed London’s nightlife and launched faces such as Boy George, Spandau Ballet, Sade and Stephen Jones.

This is the first time Graham Smith’s evocative images have been shown together. We Can Be Heroes is published by Unbound, the revolutionary publishing platform where it is the support of the reader that results in the publication of a title.