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An Innocent Eye By Anthony Flowers

An Innocent Eye by Anthony Flowers

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An Innocent Eye celebrates the photography and the life of Jimmy Forsyth (1913-2009). He captured on camera a unique record of vanishing working-class culture on Tyneside, and the west end of Newcastle in particular. This book is produced in association with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, the custodians of Jimmy's collection.

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An Innocent Eye: Jimmy Forsyth, Tyneside Photographer by Anthony Flowers

Jimmy Forsyth (1913-2009) will always be associated on Tyneside with the west end of Newcastle, and particularly with Scotswood Road. His remarkable photographs from the 1950s and 1960s were first exhibited in January 1979, under the title Scotswood Road with a Box Camera. Newcastle's Side Gallery recognized in Jimmy's photographs a unique record of vanishing working-class culture and determined to bring his work to a wider public. The result was the very successful Scotswood Road book and exhibition in 1986. Jimmy became an overnight sensation, receiving in March 1987 the Halina Award for an outstanding body of work. Throughout the 1990s and into the present century he continued to take photographs of his favourite subjects until his death. An Innocent Eye describes Jimmy's life, considers how he is to be remembered, and includes a selection of his finest photographs. The book also makes available, for the first time, an autobiographical fragment written by Jimmy in 1989.

About Anthony Flowers

Anthony Flowers is co-author with Richard Caddel of Basil Bunting a Northern Life, 1997; and co-author with Derek Smith of Out of One Eye: the Photography of Jimmy Forsyth, 2002; his Jimmy Forsyth: Photographs from the 1950s and 1960s, 2009, was awarded a five star recommendation by Amateur Photographer magazine.

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An Innocent Eye: Jimmy Forsyth, Tyneside Photographer by Anthony Flowers
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