Tish Murtha – Kids Jumping onto Mattresses – A3 LIMITED EDITION PRINT


Tish Murtha’s iconic ‘Kids Jumping onto Mattresses’ From the series Youth Unemployment (1981).

  • Edition: Exclusive Limited Edition of 50. (Hand Numbered)
  • Print Type: Giclée Print.
  • Paper Type: Ilford 310gsm Galerie Prestige Smooth Pearl Paper.
  • Print Size: A3 (11.7 x 16.5 inches)  (Inclusive of small white border).
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity. 
  • Also available as a Large A2 Open Edition Print. 

Photo: Tish Murtha © Ella Murtha, all rights reserved.

Availability: In stock

About the Photographer | Tish Murtha

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.

When asked in her interview by Hurn what she wanted to photograph she said  “I want to take pictures of policemen kicking children”.

Hurn said it was the shortest interview he’d ever done because he knew exactly what she meant and knew she was going to be a social photographer.

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 by Tish Murtha are some of the most powerful images of British social photography of the last 50 years.


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Certificate of Authenticity

All Tish Murtha Editions come with a matching hand numbered Certificate of Authenticity from The Tish Murtha Archive/British Culture Archive.

Print Type

Limited Edition of 50.


Archival Giclée print on 310gsm Ilford Galerie Prestige Smooth Pearl Paper.

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