Tish Murtha - Elswick Kids (Softback)
Elswick Kids is the second book of Tish's work to be published by Bluecoat Press. The images were taken as Tish walked the streets of the working-class district of Elswick in Newcastle Upon Tyne and were not intended to be an exhibition in their own right. Today, though, they tell of a time when children had the freedom of the streets to play in and where friendship blossomed against a seemingly harsh background. The photographs have a stark beauty that shines from every page. Elswick Kids is a vital contribution to our understanding of life in a northern city in the late twentieth century.
. Photographer Tish Murtha
. Bluecoat Press: ISBN 9781908457509
. Softback with printed cover
. Duotone – 270mm x 290mm (landscape) – 180 pages