Camera Club documents Glasgow life through a lens

An everyday job on the Clyde (by James Logan) and exhibition photos � CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. Heading for her new berth (bottom), � Tom Doherty, Queen's Park Camera Club
An everyday job on the Clyde (by James Logan) and exhibition photos � CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. Heading for her new berth (bottom), � Tom Doherty, Queen's Park Camera Club

Life in Glasgow, from the 50s to present day, is the subject of a running exhibition by Queen’s Park Camera Club.

Now open at Gallery 103 on the Trongate, 1955 + 55 is a body of work decades in the making, following on from the Glasgow 1955: Through a Lens exhibition of 2005.

Then, images from several Glasgow clubs taken in 1955 went on display - followed by a smaller exhibit, to mark the launch of the book of the same name in 2008.

But as the only surviving club to have taken part in the original survey, Queen’s Park set out to go a step further in 2010, contrasting the 50s subject matters with modern day Glasgow - “for future enthusiasts to look at and, maybe in their turn, update”.

Tom Doherty, of Queen’s Park Camera Club, told The Extra: “After the long process of sifting and selecting from thousands of images that were taken throughout 2010, it’s great to see the exhibition take place, particularly in such an excellent venue as this gallery.

“All of the photographers who contributed to the project have work featured here and I think it shows a number of different facets of Glasgow and its people captured in the year 2010.

Queens Park Camera Club 55+55 Project.'Recording Glasgow in 2010 as a follow up the the 'Glasgow 1955: Through The Lens' project.'Glasgow 1955: Through The Lens book, p12''2010 / 2011'Picture By: Tom Doherty''All Pictures are copyright QPCC/The Photographer'Queens Park Camera Club'54 Millbrae Road'Langside'Glasgow G42 9UG''www.qpcc.org.uk'All Rights Reserved

Queens Park Camera Club 55+55 Project.'Recording Glasgow in 2010 as a follow up the the 'Glasgow 1955: Through The Lens' project.'Glasgow 1955: Through The Lens book, p12''2010 / 2011'Picture By: Tom Doherty''All Pictures are copyright QPCC/The Photographer'Queens Park Camera Club'54 Millbrae Road'Langside'Glasgow G42 9UG''www.qpcc.org.uk'All Rights Reserved

“Our hope was to show some of the ways the city has changed - and in some cases stayed the same - in the 55 years between 1955 and 2010, but I hope the newer images stand up in their own right as an enjoyable record of our city in 2010.

“This was very much a team effort and I hope our members are pleased with the outcome.”

The southsiders set up stall at the city centre gallery on July 3, but the exhibition runs until August 2, to coincide with the Merchant City Festival.

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