Make life worth living

Nick Hedges’ photographs for Shelter 1969-72

Boys setting fire to waste bins Gorbals 1970

Boys setting fire to waste bins Gorbals 1970

Photographer's Notes

The environment has a cumulative effect as you walk for a mile, from one yard to another (Maryhill). Because of the great stones which form the outside walls, the blocks begin to look like the outer defences of a besieged and beleaguered city. Not one growing thing can be seen, no tree, no garden. 19th century monuments crumbling to pieces, undermined with their own bad drainage.

Nick Hedges
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