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.