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Daniel Gray and John Hume - A Life of Industry: The Photography of John R Hume

Daniel Gray and John Hume - A Life of Industry: The Photography of John R Hume

Daniel Gray and John Hume - A Life of Industry: The Photography of John R Hume

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£11 (10 ticket charge plus 10% booking fee)
Adult, Over 14s only. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
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Dates and times

Saturday 14 May 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM

An illustrated talk based on John R. Hume’s remarkable photos of Scotland in the 1960s, 70s and 80s

 John R Hume is Scotland's foremost expert on industrial heritage. John's greatest passion was - and is - industry. Over the course of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, he took over 25,000 photographs of late-industrial and post-industrial Scotland. His collection is a remarkable portrait of a way of life that has now all but vanished. His drive to act as a witness to Scotland's industrial empire, and its steady disintegration, took him to every corner of the country. John's photography produces an exhaustive and objective record. Yet it also reveals remarkable and poignant glimpses of domestic life - children playing in factory ruins, high-rises emerging on the city skylines, working men and women dwarfed by the incredible scale of an already crumbling industrial infrastructure. In A Life of Industry, author Daniel Gray tells John's story, and the story of what has been lost - and preserved.

Photo Credit © www.colinmcleanphotography.com  Scottish Civic Trust

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Venue

Mitchell Library

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN