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Glasgow 1955 + 55

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Gallery 103, 3rd July - 2nd August

This exhibition showcases work from the project undertaken by the members of Queens Park Camera Club. 

In 2005, the People's Palace in Glasgow featured an exhibition called "Glasgow 1955: Through the Lens". The exhibition presented images taken in 1955 as part of a project involving several Glasgow camera clubs. This was followed by the highly successful book of the same name and a smaller exhibition in 2008 to mark its launch. Queen's Park Camera Club, as the only surviving club of those that took part in the original survey, decided to undertake an update project. In the course of carrying out this work throughout 2010 - and using the book to identify some of the subject matter for updating - Queen's Park members tried to record as many aspects as possible depicting Glasgow in 2010 to feature in an exhibition to show the comparison between Glasgow in 1955 and 55 years later.  The main objective in carrying out this update was to provide the city and the wider learning community with some quality archive records of Glasgow in 2010 and for future enthusiasts to look at and maybe, in their turn, to update.  The exhibition has been timed to coincide with the Merchant City Festival 2015.

The book 'Glasgow 1955: Through the Lens' featured text by Fiona Hayes and Peter Douglas, with Martin Bellamy. The book is presently out of print.*

*(The book '1970s' GLASGOW: Through the Lens' featuring work by Keith Ingham, Malcolm Hill, and J.G. Gillies, with text by Fiona Hayes, is available through Glasgow Life venues)

Reception Thursday 16th July, 6 - 8pm. 

Walk and talk with Tom Doherty, photographer and one of the project's co-ordinators, Saturday 18th July, 3pm. 

Banner Image (detail): © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection
Left Image: Tall Ship Coming Home © Tom Doherty