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Image: Summer, Lower East Side. Weegee Ⓒ ICP (International Center of Photography)

Paris, New York and yes, Newcastle! Side Gallery’s Classic Street Style brings together works from the AmberSide collection and is currently on display in the UK’s only gallery dedicated to documentary photography.

Running until Sunday 9th October at Newcastle’s Side Gallery, the exhibition draws together work from three well-regarded photographers, Weegee, Robert Doisneau and Jimmy Forsyth. Viewers can expect to see photographs spanning three decades covering everyday life in three very dissimilar cities; Paris, New York and Newcastle.

Weegee’s black and white photographs depict savage crime and everyday life in New York City during the fallout of the Great Depression’s economic strain. Contrastingly, a selection of playful and often poetic photographs by Robert Doisneau are on display; Le chien à roulettes (Dog on wheels) is an example of Doisneau’s keen interest in photographing the unexpected moments in the Parisian streets.

Drawing attention away from New York and Paris, Jimmy Forsyth’s photographs of Newcastle’s West End portrays the socially changing environment and the everyday experience of the area. Side Gallery first exhibited Forsyth’s photographs in 1981, since then the Welsh-born photographer’s images have become a significant and indispensable document of the environment around Newcastle’s Scotswood Road.

Classic Street Style: Weegee, Doisneau, Forsyth is at Side Gallery, Newcastle until Sunday 9th October.

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