OSCAR MARZAROLI: 1933-1988

15 January - 10 February 2018
Overview

The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh presents an exhibition of photographs taken by Italian-Scot Oscar Marzaroli (1933-1988). Having moved to Scotland with his parents at the age of two, Marzaroli was raised in Glasgow and attended Glasgow School of Art. He documented the realities of working-class life in Scotland throughout his career, focussing on the radical changes to Glasgow’s urban landscape that took place in the 1960s.

Our exhibition includes Marzaroli’s photographs of the Gorbals and Red Road Flats development in the 1960s, documentary photographs of workers in the Clyde Shipyards and North Sea, rural scenes from the Hebrides, and a portrait of Joan Eardley in her Townhead studio painting the Samson children.

All photographs are vintage silver gelatine prints developed by Marzaroli in his lifetime. Further unframed works are available.