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Nick Hedges’ photographs for Shelter 1969-72

Unemployed colliery worker Glasgow tenement 1971

Unemployed colliery worker Glasgow tenement 1971

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. The tenements are built around a courtyard which becomes a battlefield and refuse dump.

Nick Hedges
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