Youth Unemployment (1981) © Ella Murtha
Thank you to everyone who supported and shared the Kickstarter campaign to fund the 'Youth Unemployment' book.
We Did It - 237% Funded - Thank You!!!
I've been absolutely blown away by the amount of support and really excited to get the book published - estimated date of publication is late 2017.
Using my mams notes from the original exhibition, I can see her thoughts and selection process as she chose her favourite photograph's, and I have selected images that I feel she would be happy with. This book will be as authentic as it possibly can be without Tish's physical involvement.
Highly respected publishers Bluecoat Press have published Youth Unemployment as a limited edition hardback book of 168 pages, with a foreword by Magnum member David Hurn and an essay called 'Voices From The Archive' by Professor Val Williams.
It also includes the original essay 'Youth Unemployment in the West End of Newcastle' written by Tish to accompany her exhibition, which was read out in the House of Commons, along with other notes from the time.