Make life worth living

Nick Hedges’ photographs for Shelter 1969-72

Glasgow tenement backs 1970

Glasgow tenement backs 1970

Photographer's Notes

They are the grimmest environment that I’ve encountered. This has something to do with the size of the stone used in their construction, the entry to them through the cave like entrances, the deep and dark stairwells and the relentless pattern of streets.

Nick Hedges
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