Tish Murtha: Elswick kids

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The late Tish Murtha set out to document “marginalised communities from the inside” 

The photos were taken as Tish walked the streets of the working-class district of Elswick in Newcastle Upon Tyne and were not intended to be an exhibition in their own right. Today, though, they tell of a time when children had the freedom of the streets to play in and where friendship blossomed against a seemingly harsh background. The photographs have a stark beauty that shines from every page. Elswick Kids is a vital contribution to our understanding of life in a northern city in the late twentieth century.

Tish Murtha was exhibited at The Photographers' Gallery in 2018.

Title: Elswick Kids
Publisher, Year: Bluecoat Press, 2018
Photographer: Tish Murtha
Format: Hardback
Size: 27 x 29 cm, 180 pages
ISBN: 9781908457509