London Underground 1970-1980 by Mike Goldwater

  • Publisher Hoxton Mini Press
  • Genre Photography
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Think of the London Underground and what comes to mind? Shuffling human traffic, trains whirring through tunnels, tired silent faces. Mike Goldwater’s pictures (taken between 1970 and 1980 and looking wonderfully dated for it), capture the moments of tenderness and life that lie beneath that: the kisses goodbye, the man cradling a cat, another smoking deep in thought, the homeless man curled up next to his belongings. We also see old ticket booths (before Travelcards existed), retro carriages, whisky adverts and bell flares. These images, full of human interaction, take us back to a time when it was fine to talk (and smoke) on our beloved Underground.

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