“Young people are not only our future — they are our present. Our planet has never been so young, with 1.8 billion young women and men. They are the most connected, the most outspoken and the most open-minded generation the world has ever seen.”
International Youth Day is being celebrated around the globe on August 12. In recognition of this important day, we’ve chosen some of our favourite pictures of young people from across Open Collections. Enjoy this selection of historical photos, and click on any of them for more information.