Show Your Beautiful Face Photography Exhibition

This exhibition showcases the beauty to be found in North Liverpool. Located outdoors on Thomas Steers Way (opposite the Hilton) in Liverpool ONE, it is open to the public 24 hours a day until Monday 3rd October.

Congratulations to the three overall winners  – Terry Bouch, Richard Morrison and Adam Akins. You can see their winning photos here:

When the Light Goes Out with Ed Clark and Erwin James

This event at the Bluecoat sees The Reader Organisation’s Amanda Brown chair a discussion responding to Edmund Clark’s photographs within the Confined exhibition – part of Liverpool’s Look 11 photography festival.

“Edmund Clark’s photographs of Guantanamo illustrate three views of ‘home’ in the context of political imprisonment.” Ed Clark and Amanda will be joined by Erwin James, who used to write for the Guardian from within prison whilst serving a twenty year sentence. He will give details about his own incarceration whilst offering his own interpretations of Clark’s work.

The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Call to Action’, encouraging people who may not consider photography a hobby to try it out, a philosophy very similar to our own with regards to reading literature.

The event takes place TOMORROW, 2 June at 7:30pm. Entry is free but tickets are required. To contact the Bluecoat call 0151 702 5324.

Books: Unfamiliar Journeys Continued

Unfamiliar Journeys Continued is a book of photographs – with commentary by Matthew Whitfield – that explores Liverpool’s architectural adventures of the last decade. It was published in 2008 and recently, Matthew’s written to us to say:

Alan McKernan’s photographs are really quite stunning, and it was a real pleasure to work alongside him in selecting images that reflected both the exhilarating change and ongoing inertia in a unique place. It’s been published for slightly over a year, but as the 2008 launch at Tate Liverpool consisted of little more than an incoherent, sweaty-palmed speech from me followed by a rapid retreat to the comfort of the breadsticks and an impressive range of dips, I thought a fresh marketing push was more than justified. Tis the season to buy quite pricey, but beautifully glossy, books for those you love and admire the most.

We’d like to help Matthew in his new marketing push, and can tell you that the book is available from all the usual online outlets, and also in the real world: you can find it in both branches of Waterstones in Liverpool and the Deansgate branch in Manchester.