In Focus: Peter Degnan & Hugh Hood
1pm Tuesday 21st July
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For the fourth in our series of In Focus talks we will be joined by Peter Degnan & Hugh Hood who will be discussing their archival photozine publications documenting the changing face of Glasgow in the 1970s and 80s.
Peter Degnan was born in Glasgow and has been involved in photography since first acquiring a Zenith E SLR camera in 1976. In 2019 he began revisiting his archive of photographs made in Glasgow throughout the 1970s and 1980s and has recently self-published Mother Glasgow, The Glasgow Celtic Way and AhcumfaeGovan. Profiles of some of this work have appeared in The British Culture Archive and Document Scotland .
Hugh Hood began his photographic ‘career’ at the age of 10, by helping his father develop black & white prints at home. In 1972 he bought his first Creative Camera magazine and was influenced by images by Lee Friedlander and Robert Frank which inspired him to make photographs on the streets of Glasgow. After moving to London in 1980, he ‘lost’ all of his 35mm negatives, but luckily they resurfaced again 26 years later, after which Hood set about digitising them. In 2013 Cafe Royal Books published three photozines featuring Hood's Glasgow pictures, which they have continued to republish.
Banner Image: © Peter Degnan
Left Image: © Hugh Hood