rare colour photo


Rare colour photos of slum life in 1960s Manchester

The late Manchester street photographer Shirley Baker captured scenes of family life in some of the poorest neighbourhoods during the 1960s. Rather than depicting sadness and deprivation, however, the images show a certain “joie de vivre.” Anna Douglas, curator of a forthcoming exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery in London, explains how Shirley Baker celebrated life with her lens.