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This exhibition is currently showing at Tullie House, Carlisle til the 13th July. Taking its name from a famous Margret  Thatcher quote, the exhibition looks at politically influenced photography from the late 1960s to late 1980s, a time of social unrest in Britain with miners strikes and conflicts in Northern Ireland. 150 photographs from the British Council and Arts Council Collections by 33 documentary Photographers including Martin Parr, Keith Arnatt, Paul Graham and Chris Killip. For me the highlights were the large colour prints from Martin Parr’s ‘Last Resort’ (see image below) and ‘Cost of Living’ series, Paul Grahams series ‘Troubled Land’ which documented Northern Ireland and Chris ‘Jarrow Youth’ by Chris Killip which is shown above. Overall I think this exhibition is well worth a look if your into documentary photography.

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