Park Hill, Sheffield 1969 - 1970 - Mick Jones

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Park Hill, Sheffield 1969 - 1970 - Mick Jones

From 1961 to 1974 Park Hill Flats was my home. In 1968 I attended Sheffield College of Art. Where one of the disciplines in the course was photography.

We were provided with cameras and black and white film. At this stage, I did not know one end of a camera from the other. I took to photography like a duck to water. In 1970 I had to give the cameras back and that was the end of my photographic career.

Many photographers have taken images of the flats and its residents over the years. They were on the outside looking in. I was on the inside, photographing friends, relatives and neighbours and their homes. Although I few of my images were developed at Art College the vast majority remained undeveloped for nearly 50 years. I was delighted with the results when I developed them digitally in 2017. What follows is a selection of images taken in 1969 and 1970 around Park Hill Flats.

  • 36 pages
  • printed in England
  • staple bound
  • 14cm x 20cm

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