The Human Endeavour Collective Presents: Glasgow Effect
- 1st Nov 2012
Red Road, Glasgow © Alex Currie
There’s something about Glasgow. Academics and medical professionals coined the term ‘The Glasgow Effect’ to describe the outstanding mortality and poor health issues experienced by Glasgow residents, independent of socio-economic conditions. Despite identical deprivation profiles as those of Liverpool and Manchester, Glasgow is home to a heightened ‘societal breakdown’ of social and moral norms. Relative to comparable cities, Glasgow shows 15% more deaths, increased likelihood for self-harm, prevalence of behavioural problems and premature deaths.
The Human Endeavour Collective presents a multimedia documentary photography project, Glasgow Effect, that examines why its issues are unique and far more prevalent than those of any other post-industrial city in the UK. Photographers Alex Currie and Richard Chivers teamed up with Glaswegian photographer and filmmaker Chris Leslie to examine this collective breakdown. The project stems off the photographers’ previous project, ‘Degeneration’, by honing in on the specific city instead of the whole of the UK.
It is on display from 6th November until 18th November at Phoenix Arts Brighton for the Brighton Photo Fringe 2012.
Dalmarnock, Glasgow 2010 © Chris Leslie
Author: Kaley Sweeney