Ted Polhemus

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1947 –

83

Who is Ted Polhemus?

Ted Polhemus is an American anthropologist, writer, and photographer who lives and works on England's south coast. His work focuses on fashion and anti-fashion, identity, and the sociology of style and of the body – his objective, to explore the social and communicative importance of personal expression in style. He has written or edited more than a dozen books, and has taken many of the photographs that appear in them. He was the creator and curator of an exhibition, called "StreetStyle", at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. One of his most popular books is "Streetstyle: From Sidewalk to Catwalk", which he originally wrote as the book for the exhibition. Ted Polhemus wrote an updated version of Streetstyle, which PYMCA published in 2010.In 2011 he published a revised and expanded version of his early book Fashion & Anti-fashion. Most recently, he has been exploring the social and cultural impact of the baby boom generation and this has culminated in the publication in 2012 of BOOM! - A Baby Boomer Memoir, 1947-22.

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Born
1947
Neptune Township
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Temple University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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