A new film about pho­tog­ra­ph­er Shirley Bak­er is to be unveiled soon. Shirley Bak­er: Life Through a Lens, is the first fea­ture length doc­u­men­tary devot­ed to Shirley’s life and work, and will take place on May 18th at the Cen­tre for British Pho­tog­ra­phy, Jermyn St, Lon­don W1.

Shirley Bak­er: Life Through a Lens is writ­ten and pro­duced by John West, co-pro­duced and direct­ed by Jason Fig­gis and co-pro­duced by Nan Levy in asso­ci­a­tion with The Shirley Bak­er Estate. The film is nar­rat­ed by Saman­tha Beck­in­sale, sis­ter of Kate Beckinsale.

Jason Fig­gis is an award-win­ning IFTA nom­i­nat­ed film and TV direc­tor com­mis­sioned by major broad­cast­ers that include Sky One, Sky Arts and Dis­cov­ery Channel.

Michael Pritchard at the Roy­al Pho­to­graph­ic Soci­ety has said ‘Fig­gis’ film pro­vides an engag­ing and acces­si­ble insight. There is no com­pa­ra­ble doc­u­men­tary on Baker’s life and work.’

For more infor­ma­tion and to pur­chase tick­ets for Shirley Bak­er: Life Through a Lens., click here. Tick­ets £6 per per­son, 6.30 – 8pm; there are lim­it­ed tick­ets avail­able. The screen­ing will be fol­lowed by an in-con­ver­sa­tion with Shirley Baker’s daugh­ter, Nan Levy and James Hyman, Cen­tre for British Pho­tog­ra­phy. Fur­ther screen­ings: infor­ma­tion to be revealed shortly.

Web­site: Shirley Bak­er pho­tog­ra­phy / Cen­tre for British Photography

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