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Adrian Turner – Oldham 1970 – The Shot I Never Forgot

Adrian Turner - The Shot I Never Forgot

Adrian Turner – Oldham 1970 -The Shot I Never Forgot

Oldham, 1970. Everything is changing. The streets are being demolished, the mills and factories are closing. Families and friends who grew up together are being split apart. This is the third of a sequence of photographs, in the previous two, the little girl is unaware of me and is walking along happily talking to her doll. I’ve obviously scared her. It’s a shot I wouldn’t take today. Someone recently pointed out the similarity of their eyebrows. I hadn’t noticed that before…