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Clyde Shipyard Photography of John Edward Kerr Smith

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Clyde Shipyard Photography of John Edward Kerr Smith

Time: January 21, 2012 from 11am to 12pm
Location: Clydebank Heritage Centre, Clydebank Library
Street: Dumbarton Road
City/Town: Clydebank G81 1XH
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Phone: 0141 562 2440
Event Type: talk
Organized By: West Dunbartonshire Heritage Centres
Latest Activity: Dec 29, 2011

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Bruce Peter will be discussing the 'Clyde Shipyard Photography of John Edward Kerr Smith'.

John Edward Kerr Smith (1929–92) was the chief staff photographer for the great Clydebank shipbuilder John Brown & Co. from 1950 to 1966, and later for the Upper Clyde Shipyards at Clydebank and Govan. In a career spanning almost a quarter of a century he photographed some of the most important ships to be launched on the Clyde, producing a stunning portfolio of ‘official’ photographs for documentary and promotional purposes as well as an extensive body of self-motivated work. The result is a unique pictorial insight into the last phase of Glasgow’s most heroic industrial endeavour” Scottish Society for the History of Photography.

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