Chris Leslie

Bird Man of Red Road

About this artwork

Chris Leslie began photographing his home city of Glasgow during an MA in Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication. His ongoing project Disappearing Glasgow documents the stories of the people on the frontline of the city’s extensive demolition and regeneration programme. Following years of decline it was proposed that the Red Road flats were demolished during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, showcasing the regeneration of Glasgow to the world. Though this plan was never realised the flats were earmarked for demolition. The last residents of the Red Road flats were asylum seekers, for whom the Red Road flats had been a haven.

Chris Leslie

Chris Leslie