Monday, July 31, 2006

Jimmy Forsyth: Scotswood Road

Jimmy Forsyth: Scotswood Road - Working class community in Newcastle upon Tyne, photographed in the 1950s and 1960s. "...Scotswood Road, a typical working class area in the West End of Newcastle, became home for James (Jimmy) Forsyth after he was transferred from his native Barry. In 1954, motivated by an awareness that radical changes were imminent, Forsyth embarked upon a major documentation of his immediate surroundings. Having no knowledge of photography, and the use of only one eye after an industrial accident, the skills of the practice were acquired through pure trial and error." From Side Photographic Gallery.


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