Larry Herman

Assembly Track at Chrysler Ltd, Linwood

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About this artwork

In the 1970s, award-winning documentary photographer Larry Herman made the series Clydeside, an intimate portrait of the area around the River Clyde and its residents. This photograph was taken on the assembly line of the Chrysler car factory in Linwood, Renfrewshire. The closure of the factory in 1981 led to mass unemployment and inspired the lyric ‘Linwood no more’ in The Proclaimer’s song Letter from America.