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Through the Eyes of Shirley Baker

UK, 2020, approx.120mins, Cert.TBC
Presented by Village & MACK
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Film description

Through the Eyes of Shirley Baker: Documentary Photography from the 1950s until now

Shirley Baker developed her first photograph, as a young girl, from the darkness of the coal shed, going on to become one of Britain’s most definitive – yet overlooked – social documentary photographers. A new book of work that combines her better-known street photographs of Greater Manchester with previously unseen photographs that span the UK, South of France, Italy and Japan, speaks to a curiosity and engagement in the everyday; an acute humour and compassion for the lives of ordinary people.  

Join us to discuss Shirley Baker’s paramount and uniquely female influence on the history of documentary photography with Lou Stoppard, writer and editor of ’Shirley Baker’ (MACK, 2019), Griselda Pollock, Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art at the University of Leeds, and Anna Douglas, curator of several major exhibitions of Shirley Baker’s work.

Showing at

Hyde Park Picture House

Venue details


73 Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD, UK
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Access info

The Picture House has two small steps at the main entrance. Step-free access to the auditorium and foyer is possible via a side entrance. Unfortunately none of the Picture House's toilets are accessible and both via a flight of stairs. The cinema has three wheelchair spaces – to reserve one of these, please select the 'wheelchair space' ticket during checkout.

Refreshment info

The Picture House offers a range of hot and cold drinks, including beers and wines, alongside popcorn, sweets, ice creams (Northern Bloc) and vegan cakes (That Old Chestnut).


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