Youth will forever be the one of the most inspiring subject areas to capture, something Ryan McGinley knows all too well. The American photographer’s current exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver is an ode to the shameless, pleasure-seeking hedonism of youth. Featuring over 1,500 unseen polaroids, ‘The Kids Were Alright’ freezes the blurry nights and hazy mornings in time, following the lives and loves of his friends as well as his own. A book of the same name is being released alongside the exhibition, where you can revisit McGinley’s early work as he captured life in downtown New York.

‘The Kids Were Alright’ runs until 20th August. Find details here. All images by Ryan McGinley via