Monday, 9 November 2009
A final post on Side. The Side gallery has a great collection of photographs and it was a real pleasure to look through the prints, Weegee, Gilles Peress, John Davis, August Sanders and a lot more. The photographs that really caught my eye was the work of Graham Smith (born 1947) a photographer from Middlesbrough, England, who was particularly active in photographing Middlesbrough and the northeast of England in the 1970s and 1980s.
In the 1970s he was among the photographers central to the Side Gallery; and created a series of photographs that showed working-class people in the north of England. Unfortunately he gave up photography in 1990 to become a framemaker. Graham is included in ParrWorld, on show at the moment at the Baltic Art centre in Gateshead.
It is very difficult to find his work on the internet.