Powerful Photos Document Poor Housing Conditions And The Lives Of People Living In Slums In Glasgow In The Early 1970s

Powerful Photos Document Poor Housing Conditions And The Lives Of People Living In Slums In Glasgow In The Early 1970s
Nick Hedges/Shelter

In 1968, Shelter employed photographer Nick Hedges to document the oppressive and abject living conditions being experienced in poor quality housing in the UK over a period of three years. Shelter commissioned the work in an effort to raise consciousness about the extent of unfit living conditions and to illustrate, in human terms, what the real cost of bad housing was. Continue reading »

Harrowing Black And White Photos Show The Horrific Living Conditions In 1940s Glasgow Where Overcrowding Was Rife And Sewage Seeped Into Slums

It was the notoriously poor Glasgow slum which was rife with overcrowding and sewage running in the streets. And harrowing black and white photos have shed light on the horrific living conditions of residents living in the Gorbals in the 1940s…

Harrowing Black And White Photos Show The Horrific Living Conditions In 1940s Glasgow Where Overcrowding Was Rife And Sewage Seeped Into Slums
Two boys in the Gorbals area of Glasgow, UK on January 31, 1948. The Gorbals tenements were built quickly and cheaply in the 1840s, providing housing for Glasgow’s burgeoning population of industrial workers. Continue reading »

Tenement Kids And The City – Glasgow In 1975

Tenement Kids And The City – Glasgow In 1975

“All of these photos were taken on a weekend return from art college to visit my parents in the east end of Glasgow in 1975,” says John J Brady. “I obviously hadn’t mastered the camera and light meter combo that I’d borrowed from the college and the original negatives are in a poor state. But the images capture a place in time.” Continue reading »

Incredible Photographs Of The Old Closes And Streets Of Glasgow From Between 1868 And 1877

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Thomas Annan (1829 -1887) was the son of a Fife farmer and flax spinner and lived for most of his life in Glasgow. After training and working as a copperplate engraver, he set up a photographic studio in Sauchiehall Street in 1857. Annan concentrated initially on architectural photography but then turned his attention to portraits. Continue reading »