Here We Are photography exhibition by Burberry

‘Here We Are’ is a new photographic exhibition which runs from September 18 to till 1 October. The show depicts the British way of life over the 20th century, as seen by a range of photographers. The show has been curated by Christopher Bailey, chief creative officer at Burberry.  It will be interesting to view…

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

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 of Manchester and Salford are her best known works and they reveal to us in compelling detail, a glimpse back in time; a snapshot of a city and…

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A powerhouse of a show: North at Open Eye Gallery

North: Identity, Photography, Fashion is now showing at Liverpool’s Open Eye Gallery, the first exhibition to be held as part of their 40th anniversary year. Curators Lou Stoppard and Adam Murray have taken an in-depth and far reaching look of the creativity of the towns, cities and suburbs of the north through different media and the way its influences…

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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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