THE French photographer who captured some of the most iconic images of Glasgow in the 1980s will donate some of his work to the people of the city.

Raymond Depardon announced his desire to gift his photographs to the city's museums in a Glasgow University virtual talk on Thursday night.

Now he has confirmed that he will gift a selection of his photographs of Glasgow to city museums. 

He said: "I am delighted to be giving a selection of this work to the city of Glasgow, for the city's posterity. These works are a part of Glasgow, and should be accessible to the city's inhabitants and future generations."

His pictures were compiled in a book released in 2016. 

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He had been sent by the Sunday Times to capture the city at a period of great change. 

Glasgow Times: Credit: Raymond DepardonCredit: Raymond Depardon

Credit: Raymond Depardon

The city's museums are operated by the arms-length organisation Glasgow Life. 

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A spokesperson said: "Raymond Depardon’s photographs of Glasgow are an evocative and important history of the city in the early 1980s.

"We have been made aware of his ambition for these images to be part of the Glasgow Museums collection and look forward to discussing this with him."