Tish - Photography Exhibition - Screening at Paisley 22nd March

Tish - Paisley Screening - Photographic Exhibition on Friday 22nd March 2024 at the Wynd Centre, Paisley. Tickets £5. Doors open 6.30pm for Exhibition, Film Screening 7.30pm and Q & A afterwards. For full details and tickets please (click here) This is brought to you by Refractive for more details visit their website (click here)

Tish - A working-class photographer captures the impact of Thatcherism on the north of England but is unable to escape the poverty and inequality she exposed.

Synopsis - Driven by a commitment to document the impact of deindustrialisation on working class communities in Northeast England in the 1970s and 1980s, Tish Murtha used her camera to expose societal inequality. She felt she had an obligation to the people and problems within her local environment, and that documentary photography could highlight and challenge the social disadvantages that she herself had suffered. However, despite early acclaim for her work, she was unable to make a living from photography and died in poverty.

"An Intimate documentary...honouring Tish's incisive political views as well as her photographs"