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Amber is a film & photography collective based in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North of England. Amber Films, Side Gallery and Cinema are all part of it.

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New From Amber: From Us To Me

Riverside, 1951

Ah yes! They looked so young... It was 1987 and they were in East Germany making From Marks & Spencer to Marx and Engels, a documentary about life in the fishing and shipbuilding town of Rostock. Well they've gone back, they've found just about everybody who participated in that film and they've made a new one, exploring their experiences since The Berlin Wall came down. See the trailer for From Us To Me

Support Side Gallery & The AmberSide Collection

Watch this video to find out more about our unique collection. We need your help to secure it for future generations, to make it and Side Gallery more accessible, to generate new projects with schools and communities and to build awareness of the work.

• Over 28,000 photographs, 100 films - 400 individual stories and a single coherent narrative;

• A constantly growing body of work, documenting NE England and reaching beyond;

• Sustained for over 45 years - one of the most remarkable bodies of work in the history of documentary.

AmberSide Trust has been set up to secure the collection's future, to encourage access its resources and support the work of Side Gallery. Your donations will help take this important work forward - and we will get Gift Aid on top! Hurrah! Donate here. If you'd like to offer other kinds of help or discuss anything with the trust, contact details are here.

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Harry Morrison's Photographs of 50s Tyneside

Riverside, 1951
New online: we've just put up a set of beautiful photographs of Tyneside and elsewhere, taken by Harry Morrison in the 1950s. An electrical engineer by trade, he often took his pictures in the early morning light before work - particularly photographing the River Tyne and the Quayside. A serious amateur photographer, he successfully entered his work in competitions worldwide and it is his collection of competition/exhibition prints that he recently donated to the AmberSide Collection. See them here.