Jake Thackray in concert. London, circa 1983 – Tish Murtha


Jake Thackray in concert. London, circa 1983.

  • 10 x 15″ open edition print on Fuji crystal archival paper.


A rare shot of influential singer, songwriter and poet Jake Thackray in London, circa 1983.

Photo Tish Murtha © Ella Murtha, All rights reserved.


Patricia Anne ‘Tish’ Murtha (14th March 1956 – 13th March 2013) 

The third of ten children, Tish Murtha grew up in the West End of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Whilst studying at Newcastle College of Higher Education her lecturer persuaded her to study documentary photography at Newport College of Art, which was newly set up by Magnum photographer David Hurn. Graduating in 1978 Tish returned to Newcastle and began to document the daily lives of the people in her home community of Elswick, a marginalised area hit hard by the decline of Tyneside’s once thriving shipbuilding industry.

The images captured are some of the most powerful images of British social photography of the last 50 years.