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

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