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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Invitation to Shirley Baker exhibition

The print exhi­bi­tion is at The Pho­tog­ra­phers’ Gallery in Lon­don and starts on Thurs­day 21st June. It runs until the 28th July, with a selec­tion of prints on show, all avail­able to buy.

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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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A powerhouse of a show: North at Open Eye Gallery

UPDATE: North: fash­ion­ing iden­ti­ty takes place at Som­er­set House 8th Novem­ber to 4th Feb­ru­ary. The exhi­bi­tion focus­es on work from the North show in Liv­er­pool plus addi­tion­al exhibits North: Iden­ti­ty, Pho­tog­ra­phy, Fash­ion at Liv­er­pool’s Open Eye Gallery, 6th Jan to 19th March 2017, is the first exhi­bi­tion to be held as part of their 40th anniver­sary year.…

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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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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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The Photographers’ Gallery, images of Manchester by Shirley Baker

Shirley Bak­er is only now being recog­nised as one of the most impor­tant female pho­tog­ra­phers and social doc­u­menters of the last cen­tu­ry. The haunt­ing and com­pelling 2007 doc­u­men­tary of Joy Divi­sion, direct­ed by Grant Gee, opens with a mon­tage of images of Man­ches­ter in the 70s. It depicts a time of sweep­ing changes after the post-war streets were sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly cleared…

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Focus on Manchester: LoneLady at Rough Trade mini gig; Shirley Baker photography retrospective

On first hear­ing that jagged, frac­tured gui­tar intro to Intu­ition, I was trans­port­ed back to the days of the late 70s band Gang of Four, my for­mer uni­ver­si­ty col­leagues. Indeed Julie Ann Camp­bell, aka LoneLa­dy, is a bit of a fan­girl for the group, and for that era of spiky, spare post-punk. More recent­ly her per­for­mance at Oslo, Hack­ney, saw her supporting…

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