London’s James Hyman Gallery presents a selection of works by British social-documentary photographer Shirley Baker – on view from June 22 to July 24, 2020.
To this day, Shirley Baker (1932-2014) remains one of the UK’s most remarkable yet underrated social documentary photographers. She is the only woman known to have chronicled everyday life in post-war Britain, particularly the Greater Manchester region. Unusual perspectives and idiosyncratic scenes characterise her nuanced, often humorous images.
The majority of Baker’s work arose from personal interest, though she also took on occasional assignments. As a freelance writer and photographer she contributed to a variety of magazines, books and newspapers, as well as working as a lecturer on photography.
‘Shirley Baker: A Different Age’ encompasses a selection of works from the late artist’s estate – including iconic black-and-white street scenes from Manchester and Salford, as well as rare colour shots. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the showcase will be displayed as an online presentation until further notice.
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