Friday 4 December 2020


"Joseph McKenzie was born in the east end of London in 1929. His father was a clockmaker left bankrupt following trouble with a business partner. 

"The family knew real poverty and the sadness that came with it. Material possession were few. 

"When, aged ten, McKenzie was evacuated to Dorset, he did not even own a bag and had to carry his pyjamas in a pillow-case sealed with tape."

Joseph McKenzie's Secret 

"During the 1960s McKenzie's photography was exhibited widely throughout Scotland, with notably Glasgow Gorbals Children (1965), Dundee - A City in Transition (1966), Dunfermline and its People, Down among the Dead Men, Gorbals Revisited, and Caledonian Images (Scottish Arts Council, 1969)." 

"In 1970 his exhibition Hibernian Images created controversy in its depictions of the embattled lives of young people in Northern Ireland. Amid attempts to censor his work he then largely withdrew from public exhibitions.[2]"

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At 5 December 2020 at 00:54 , Blogger Mark Jesus said...

Fantastic photographs and reminds me of a documentary topping the list, and, "next up": 'Of Time and the City' (2008), and Liverpool, "once upon..." Reckon we got to 'go back', to 'look forward', eh? As ever, thanks.

At 5 December 2020 at 03:30 , Blogger Anon said...

Many thanks Mark.

- Aangirfan


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