Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Exhibition Recollects Images of Yester Year; PHOTOGRAPHER'S WORK GIVES INSIGHT INTO 1960s' BRITAIN

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Exhibition Recollects Images of Yester Year; PHOTOGRAPHER'S WORK GIVES INSIGHT INTO 1960s' BRITAIN

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Byline: By DAN WARBURTON

SNAPS from a famous war photographer showing 1960s Britain are coming to Tyneside.

Welsh cameraman Philip Jones Griffiths died in March 2008 but he spent the last days of his life obsessively working on what he knew would be his final book of photographs.

Before he moved to Vietnam, where his images are thought to have changed public perceptions about the conflict there, he captured 1960s Britain.

Recollections is a montage of images from the early years of his career when he still lived in this country.

And now this early work will go on display at the Side Gallery in Newcastle's Quayside, until May 2.

Peter Scott, from the Side Gallery, said: "This show is significant because we have a history of showing his work.

"In 2004 we showed the Agent Orange exhibition, which captured the harrowing effects of the defoliant used by soldiers on the Vietnamese people.

"But this show is his early work and shows his roots and how he developed his style when he shot Britain. …

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