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Book Launch: 'Glasgow 1955: Through the Lens'

Book Launch with introductions by Fiona Hayes, Curator of Social History at Glasgow Museums/Glasgow Life, and Tom Doherty of Queen's Park Camera Club. 2pm. All welcome!

In 2005, the People's Palace in Glasgow featured an exhibition called "Glasgow 1955: Through the Lens". The exhibition presented images taken in 1955 as part of a citywide photographic survey which involved ten Glasgow camera clubs, and 86 amateur photographers. 

This was followed by the highly successful book of the same name and a smaller exhibition in 2008 to mark its launch. The book, which has been out of print due to its popularity, has just been republished by Glasgow Museums, and it will be relaunched to coincide with the last week of the current foyer show 'Glasgow 1955 +55'.  This exhibition includes work by Queen's Park Camera club who responded to the 1955 images with their own from 2010.  

The event will be introduced by Fiona Hayes, Curator of Social History at Glasgow Museums/Glasgow Life, co-author of the book and curator of the exhibitions in 2005 and 2008, along with Tom Doherty of Queen's Park Camera Club, and one of the organisers of the current project and exhibition. Copies of 'Glasgow 1955: Through the Lens' will be on sale - get yours before they sell out again!

Queen's Park Camera Club's Publication, 'Glasgow 1955 +55: Life Through A Digital Lens' will also be available for a suggested donation of £2. 

Image Above:  Elder Park by James Hagan, Glasgow South Co-operative Club

© CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

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