Archive for July, 2009

Street life: The works of Newcastle photographer Jimmy Forsyth

July 16, 2009

Jimmy Forsyth, the photographer who took gritty portraits of city life in Newcastle, died last week at the age of 95. Take a look at just a few highlights from his career, shot over a period of 50 years, as he framed a lasting portrait of the northern, working-class community he was part of….

1 / 13  Photographer Jimmy Forsyth at his home, 1990 Photograph: Keith Pattison/Newcastle Libraries and Information Service
1 / 13 Photographer Jimmy Forsyth at his home, 1990 Photograph: Keith Pattison/Newcastle Libraries and Information Service
2 / 13  Sycamore St girls, 1957 Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archives
2 / 13 Sycamore St girls, 1957 Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archives
3 / 13  Couple, 1950s Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archives
3 / 13 Couple, 1950s Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archives
4 / 13  Demolition on Sycamore St, 1960 Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archives
4 / 13 Demolition on Sycamore St, 1960 Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archives
Jimmy Forsyth: Ann Doughty  5 / 13  Ann Doughty Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archives
Jimmy Forsyth: Ann Doughty 5 / 13 Ann Doughty Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archives
6 / 13  Pine St, 1960 Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archives
6 / 13 Pine St, 1960 Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archives
7 / 13  Old man, Quayside, 1950s Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archives
7 / 13 Old man, Quayside, 1950s Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archives
Jimmy Forsyth: Quayside - St George's Day 1958  8 / 13  Quayside on St George's Day, 1958 Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archives
Jimmy Forsyth: Quayside – St George’s Day 1958 8 / 13 Quayside on St George’s Day, 1958 Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archives
9 / 13  Ragman, Delaval Road, 1959 Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archives
9 / 13 Ragman, Delaval Road, 1959 Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archives
10 / 13  Royal Oak girl, Scotswood Road, 1956 Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archives
10 / 13 Royal Oak girl, Scotswood Road, 1956 Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archives
Jimmy Forsyth: Newcastle  11 / 13  A man with his son Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archives
Jimmy Forsyth: Newcastle 11 / 13 A man with his son Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archives
12 / 13  'Gatters' McElderry, c1957 Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archive
12 / 13 ‘Gatters’ McElderry, c1957 Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archive
13 / 13  A city scene, with demolition in the background Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archives
13 / 13 A city scene, with demolition in the background Photograph: Jimmy Forsyth/Tyne & Wear Archives