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Another look at the iconic 'Rock Against Racism' photos

GOOD TIMES: Specials fans at Potternewton Park in Leeds, 1981 (photo credit: Syd Shelton and Autograph ABP)

HEAD TO Glasgow to check out the revived work of legendary photographer Syd Shelton, who shot images of Brits using music and other means to fight against racism between 1976 and 1981.

The Rock Against Racism movement gave birth to many a concert and demonstration all across the UK and was documented by Syd Shelton in a collection of photos which is once again on public display until 9 April 2017 at Street Level Photoworks, Trongate 103, Glasgow, Scotland
G1 5HD. Entry is free. Click here for opening times.

Here's a preview of the exhibit:


WELL-SCHOOLED: A pupil at Tulse Hill School in London, 1977 (photo credit: Syd Shelton and Autograph ABP)


ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Skully Roots (Jeff Walwyn) of Majestic Sounds on the Militant Entertainment Tour in Leeds, 1979 (photo credit: Syd Shelton and Autograph ABP)


MAN IN ME: Left to right - Bagga, also known as Bevin Fagan who was the lead singer of Matumbi with the son of Matumbi founder Dennis Bovel (photo credit: Syd Shelton and Autograph ABP)


LONDON THROUGH A LENS: Jubilee Street in Stepney, London circa 1977 (photo credit: Syd Shelton and Autograph ABP)


WELL-STAGED: Paul Simonon of The Clash playing at the Rock Against Racism / Anti-Nazi League Carnival 1 in Victoria Park, east London in 1978 (photo credit: Syd Shelton and Autograph ABP)


ROYAL: The 'Crown Prince of Reggae' Dennis Brown at Berry Street studios, London in 1981 (photo credit: Syd Shelton and Autograph ABP)


TO THE WORLD: Militant Entertainment Tour, West Runton Pavilion in Norfolk, 1979 (photo credit: Syd Shelton and Autograph ABP)


ALL TOGETHER NOW: Jubilee Street in Stepney, London 1977 during the celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee (photo credit: Syd Shelton and Autograph ABP)


Rock Against Racism fans Paul Duncan and Lucy Tilney in Bethnal Green, east London in 1978 (photo credit: Syd Shelton and Autograph ABP)

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