Jungle Portraits by Izabela Jedrzejczyk
Flow Photographic Gallery Catalogue of Jungle portraits published 2021 .
Portraits taken by Jedrejczyk's original prints from her 1981 exhibition at Side gallery. The Jungle was the local pub ( Le Continentale) situated opposite the North Shields ferry landing .
"The Jungle gains a particular character due to being a port of call for foreign crews, sailors and shipyard workers, as well as the local habituees. .....Each sitter received a small print. Most had only seen instamatic or equivalent photographs and were curious to discover themselves in such detail. This did not please everyone. However I did not set out to flatter the sitters. My intention was to document the identity of a social group." Isabella Jedrzejczyk 1981
Isabella Jedrzejezczyk 1981