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Image of Gorbals 1966 by Steven Berkoff

Gorbals 1966

By Steven Berkoff
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Street Level Photoworks are proud to be publishing Steven Berkoff’s previously unseen photographs of the Gorbals area of Glasgow. The images were made over the Autumn of 1966, when Berkoff was an actor with The Citizens Theatre. During the periods of downtime when he was not on the stage Berkoff would be out exploring with his camera, using that time to photograph the environment around The Citizens. This new publication serves as a time capsule, capturing the Gorbals at the beginning of demolition and regeneration. Like many photographers he was drawn to slums and decay, ‘because these are the areas in which I was brought up.’ Steven had already begun to capture the old Jewish East End, so The Gorbals photographs became a very apt echo of what was going on in the slums of London. His London photographs are captured in the book ‘East End Photographs’, edited by Lucy Bell.

Paperback, 72 pages

14.8 x 21cm



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