Works 1976-1991

All Images © Ella Murtha, All Rights Reserved.

Video © The Photographers Gallery

Tish Murtha: Works 1976 – 1991 is a new exhibition at The Photographers Gallery which charts the remarkable accomplishments of documentary photographer Tish Murtha (b. South Shields 1956 - d. 2013) and offers a tender and frank perspective on a historic moment of social deprivation and instability in Britain. 

The exhibition surveys six major bodies of work; Newport Pub (1976/78); Elswick Kids (1978); Juvenile Jazz Bands (1979); Youth Unemployment (1980); London by Night (1983) and Elswick Revisited (1987 – 1991) using both vintage and contemporary prints. In addition, the exhibition also includes personal letters and ephemeral material from the Tish Murtha Archive - including her camera and enlarger.

You can find a review by Sean O'Hagan from The Guardian here.

The exhibition is co-curated by Val Williams and Gordon MacDonald, with Karen McQuaid and runs from June 15th to October 14th 2018.


Mon - Sat: 10.00 - 18.00
Thu: 10.00 - 20.00 during exhibitions
Sun: 11.00 - 18.00

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