The tenure of then-prime minister Margaret Thatcher occurred in a depressed state of the economy in Britain. The youth, as captured by Tish Murtha, were hopeless and jobless.
This resulted in depraved areas in England, with teenagers squatting out in the streets all unemployed, such as in Newcastle.
The area was Murtha’s hometown, and she started to document the daily lives of the young, marginalized communities, her friends and families as she invests on relationships with her subjects to capture the authenticity of her photo-reportage. Afterwards, she would share the photographs by giving out the portraits she took to her subjects.
Images are from Vintage Everyday.
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