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Shirley Baker: Women, Children and Loitering Men, Photographers’ Gallery till Sep 20th

Shirley Baker

“The Photographers’ Gallery present Women and Children; and Loitering Men,the first London exhibition by pioneering British photographer Shirley Baker (1932-2014).

Thought to be the only woman practicing street photography in Britain during the post-war era, Shirley Baker’s humanist documentary work received little attention throughout her sixty-five years career. This exhibition includes previously unseen colour photographs by Baker alongside black and white images and ephemera such as magazine spreads, contact sheets and various sketches. It specifically focuses on her depictions of the urban clearance programmes of inner city Manchester and Salford. This intense period of study, spanning from 1961 – 1981, documents what Baker saw as the needless destruction of working class communities.” Read more here: http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/shirley-baker-2

For a review of her work/exhibition: