Joseph McKenzie

Mrs Wallace, Mrs Wallace's Pie Shop, 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. ‘Mrs Wallace's Pie Shop’ is an essay made up of three pictures showing Mrs Wallace in white overalls, standing behind her marble counter., Bbeside her is a pile of meat pies, and with there is an old-fashioned cash register in the background.

Joseph McKenzie

Joseph McKenzie