Youth Unemployment by Tish Murtha. First impression (2017) of this paperback edition in new condition, no markings, this is a brand new book, please see pics, PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Youth Unemployment
This is Tish Murtha's photographic essay on the hardships of youth unemployment in Newcastle during the Thatcher years. The photographs were shot over a few years starting in 1979 and exhibited at Newcastle's Side Gallery in 1981. They captured the hardship that the North East of England suffered during the Thatcher era. It really was a desperate time - a period of bitter conflict as young people grew more and more frustrated with an economic system that deprived them of a productive and meaningful future.
Tish believed that photography could change lives for the better. However, sadly died of a brain aneurysm in 2013 before her dream of a book could be realised. Tish was born in South Shields, in 1956, the 3rd of 10 children. She left school at 16 and then had a variety of different jobs. From selling hot dogs to working in a petrol station. But after enrolling on a night photography course, Tish decided she wanted to become a photographer. Afterwards she was offered a place at the prestigious School of Documentary Photography at the University of Wales.
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