Nothing compared to photography when it came to capturing the Industrial Revolution. As Britain’s society changed, techniques in photography developed, enabling workers to capture their own lives for the first time.

Looking at how the working classes went from objects in photos, to heroic representations of industry and finally to photographers themselves. The exhibition highlights unseen images from important photographic collections.

This is an exhibition on loan from the Peoples History Museum, Manchester. The exhibition is in partnership with Ian Beesley, with original works by the poet Ian Macmillan. Grafters is a photographic exhibition comprising predominantly of images from the Peoples History Museum photographic collection and Bradford Museums & Galleries photographic collection.

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Part of the Northern Summer of Photography - Find out more here.

Redeye, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Market Buildings, Thomas St, Manchester M4 1EU, UK
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