Make Life Worth Living :: Shared Description

Nick Hedges was commissioned by Shelter, a charity for the homeless, to document the oppressive and abject living conditions being experienced in poor quality housing in the UK in 1969-72. These photos are from Scotland, but he also covered other areas in the UK, and there have been exhibitions in other areas. This one is on display until 31 October 2015. See LinkExternal link for the complete collection of photos.

As a follow-up, 50 years on from the film 'Cathy Come Home' and the foundation of the homeless charity 'Shelter', Channel 5 TV showed a 90-min documentary on 6 December 2016 using Nick Hedges' notes and photographs, and interviews with some of the children originally featured in his photographs, and making comparisons with present-day homelessness - in some ways not a lot seemed to have changed.
by M J Richardson
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NT2574 : Children playing in a Gorbals tenement courtyard by M J Richardson
NT2574 : Three of the panels in the Shelter exhibition by M J Richardson
NT2574 : Glasgow 1971 by M J Richardson
NT2574 : Family living in a slum tenement.  by M J Richardson
NT2574 : Family living in an overcrowded tenement flat by M J Richardson
NT2574 : Mother takes her baby inside her condemned tenement block by M J Richardson
NT2574 : Children playing in the street by Leith tenement. Edinburgh 1972 by M J Richardson
NT2574 : Four panels of the Shelter Exhibition by M J Richardson
NT2574 : Make Life Worth Living by M J Richardson
NT2574 : Legend to Mother and Baby image by M J Richardson

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Created: Fri, 16 Oct 2015, Updated: Wed, 7 Dec 2016

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