The next show in Central Library’s first-floor gallery space begins in April, celebrating five decades of Northern photography. Hit the North showcases the studio portraits and rural/urban landscapes of several photographers. Salford-based Phoebe Kiely is a recent graduate from MMU, but her work – which captures inner-city life – has already been exhibited at Tate Modern in London and Open Eye in Liverpool. Chris Harrison was serving as a sniper in the British Army when he took up photography. He later earned a master’s degree from the Royal College of Art, and created a series of portraits of young men from Salford. Since 1968, Ian Macdonald has focussed on the hinterland of his native Cleveland (the one in Teesside) – printing his work by hand, using traditional silver-based processes.

Thu 19 Apr – Sat 30 Jun, Central Library, St. Peter’s Square, Manchester, M2 5PD, Tel: 0161 234 1983, 9am – 8pm, FREE,

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Thu 19 Apr - Sat 30 Jun
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Mon 11 Jun 2018