Shirley Baker photographer & technique
Baker’s work received little attention at the time it was produced, but she is now credited for portraying both the poverty and the resilience of Britain’s fractured postwar society. She maintained that all of her photographs were unposed, in an effort to reveal honestly the situation as it was.
The Photographers' Gallery exhibition
This major show’s focus is Baker’s images capturing the urban clearance programmes of inner-city Manchester and Salford between 1961 - 1981. The works are grouped loosely on a thematic basis, showing mothers and their babies; groups of children playing in the streets; and ending with a series of broken cityscapes, half-built of rubble and carrying the mark of war’s destruction.
|What||Shirley Baker: Women, Children and Loitering Men, The Photographers' Gallery|
|Where||The Photographers' Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London, W1F 7LW | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Oxford Circus (underground)|
17 Jul 15 – 20 Sep 15, Monday - Saturday 10.00-18.00 Thursday 10.00-20.00 (during exhibitions) Sunday 11.30-18.00
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