On Saturday 25th January, the famed Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds will feature a talk on Shirley Baker titled Through the Eyes of Shirley Baker: Documentary Photography from the 1950s until now. The talk is part of the launch of a new book by Lou Stoppard, showing many of Shirley Baker’s unseen works, and is presented by Village Books.
When researching the book, Lou Stoppard spent weeks sifting through all the archive material with the photographer’s daughter. Shirley never threw anything away, instead hoarding and collecting everything from her images and negatives, to notebooks and diaries. The book features several images of Manchester and Salford, subjects she is better known for, but Shirley had a broader focus and this is reflected in new book Shirley Baker, published by MACK.
The talk at the Hyde Park Picture House takes place at 3pm. With Lou Stoppard are Griselda Pollock, Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art at the University of Leeds, and Anna Douglas, curator of several major exhibitions of Shirley Baker’s work.
Tickets to the talk are £4, concessions £3, and are available here