The above is a small excerpt from Tishs' essay "Youth Unemployment in the West End of Newcastle". The full essay is included within the book "Youth Unemployment" which was published by Bluecoat Press in November 2017.
A selection of photographs from this series can be found on the Photograph Gallery page.
Youth Unemployment (1981) - © Ella Murtha
Between 1979 - 1981 Tish created a startling dossier of youth's despair. The exhibition titled "Youth Unemployment in the West End of Newcastle" portrayed what she saw as the dereliction of young lives amid the dereliction of an area with more than double the city's unemployment rate.