Joseph McKenzie

Progress - Hawkhill, Dundee

About this artwork

This photograph is one of Mckenzie’s studies documenting the Hawkhill community, taken between 1965 and 1981. Hawkhill was a lively and bustling area of Dundee, where, due to overcrowding, whole streets were demolished between 1920s and 1970s and inhabitants moved to newly built housing estates elsewhere. Here we are presented with the remaining ruins of a house on the seemingly barren ground, starkly contrasting with the triumphant tree, possibly a symbol of life, set again the backdrop of a dramatic sky.

Joseph McKenzie

Joseph McKenzie