Shirley Baker, Street Photographer

“I cannot claim that my photographs represent anything other than a few wisps teased from some of the countless threads that form the intricate tapestry of our lives.” (Shirley Baker)

I posted about street photographer Vivian Maier on my old blog and the documentary film about her and her work, Finding Vivian Maier, is now in cinemas. There is also a series of short films about her on Vimeo. I’ve just come across another extraordinary street photographer of roughly the same period, Shirley Baker, who photographed dialy life in Manchester and Salford, England. The article Life… as it was, as it is: Remembering Shirley Baker and her iconic photography of Salford and Manchester by Jack Howson tells the story of her life and work. Her photographs can also be seen online at The Guardian and BBC web pages.

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