Make life worth living

Nick Hedges’ photographs for Shelter 1969-72

Boy negotiating flooded entry in tenement block Maryhill 1971

Boy negotiating flooded entry in tenement block Maryhill 1971

Photographer's Notes

Back in the Gorbals at dusk I happened upon a gas lighter doing his rounds. Lighting the gas lamps on the tenement staircases – a ladder over his shoulder, a gas jet in one hand, a Victorian figure alive and necessary in 1970.

Nick Hedges
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