Making News (ref 60)
Exhibition poster from ‘Making the News’ by various photographers shown at Side Gallery in 1985. The poster image is by Frederic G. Rober of Wolah Miner in television broadcast. (A2 594mm x 420mm)
‘Making the News’ was put up by Amber’s Current Affair Unit. It was an attempt to put record straight in the news agenda that was still presenting a distorted view of the miner’s strike of 1984. Deconstructing the news was an important strand of the work: the Glasgow Media Group had looked at television in the 70s, Camerawork was doing the same with photography, Amber was involved in looking at this territory with trade union groups. We were engaged with it all and there was a lot of material to hand.
Text: MAKING THE NEWS…‘The Media coverage of the coal dispute has become almost as big an issue as the dispute itself’