Exhibition ‘A Different Age’ by Shirley Baker

A new exhi­bi­tion of Shirley Bak­er’s work is now tak­ing place online at the James Hyman Gallery. Called ‘A Dif­fer­ent Age’, it focus­es on the lives of elder­ly peo­ple. Much of Shirley Bak­er’s work has cen­tred on work­ing class com­mu­ni­ty life, the pho­tographs tak­en in bomb-shat­tered post-war Man­ches­ter and Sal­ford in the 1960s and 70s…

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A talk on photographer Shirley Baker at Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds

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…

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Women, Children; and Loitering Men by Shirley Baker at Manchester Art Gallery

This is repost­ed from last year, as the exhi­bi­tion has just won Best Art Exhi­bi­tion at Man­ches­ter CityLife Awards. The cer­e­mo­ny was host­ed at The Deaf Insti­tute. From 19th May, Man­ches­ter Art Gallery will show the exhi­bi­tion Women, Chil­dren; and Loi­ter­ing Men, pho­tographs by Shirley Bak­er tak­en pri­mar­i­ly in the 1960s. Of Bak­er’s pro­lif­ic out­put, these photographs…

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Shirley Baker photographs in new show at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

A major exhi­bi­tion opens at Open Eye Gallery on the water­front in Liv­er­pool on 5th Jan­u­ary 2017, which will include a few works of Man­ches­ter pho­tog­ra­ph­er Shirley Bak­er. The mul­ti-media show called North: Iden­ti­ty, Pho­tog­ra­phy, Fash­ion, will exam­ine the way the north has been depict­ed in var­i­ous media. Five works by Shirley Bak­er are includ­ed in the…

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Moving Forward: photo exhibition by homeless young people

The pri­vate view of Mov­ing For­ward pho­tog­ra­phy exhi­bi­tion took place on Thurs­day 14th July at the glam­orous offices of The Guardian in Kings Cross, on a rare sun­ny evening with sun flood­ing into the space. Mov­ing For­ward fea­tures beau­ti­ful pho­tographs by a group of young stu­dents who have been tak­ing cre­ative work­shops at Ravens­bourne Col­lege, but what makes this exhi­bi­tion all the more…

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Shirley Baker: On the Beach exhibition

On the Beach is a new exhi­bi­tion of less­er-seen work by Shirley Bak­er, held at Photo­fu­sion Pho­tog­ra­phy Cen­tre, Brix­ton from 12th May to 16th June. The pri­vate view was a huge suc­cess and cura­tor Anna Dou­glas gave a fas­ci­nat­ing gallery talk. In a depar­ture from her more well-known pho­tos of 1960s Man­ches­ter and Sal­ford, as seen at…

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