In Pictures

Shirley Baker's street scenes of Manchester and Salford

Shirley Baker, born in 1932, was a pre-eminent street photographer who captured the daily life of working-class communities in post-war England.

An elderly woman looks at a cat on a street pavement Image copyright Shirley Baker
Image caption Manchester, 1965
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期货配资股指期货配资An online exhibition at the James Hyman Gallery has been co-curated by Baker's daughter, Nan Levy, showing depictions of older people from the photographer's archive.

A woman sits on a chair and looks out of a horsebox trailer with a horse standing alongside it Image copyright Shirley Baker
Image caption Poynton, Cheshire, 1968
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The black-and-white photos show elderly people in and around Manchester and Salford over three decades.

The exhibition also includes some rare colour photos from Baker's career.

A woman sits on a street bench smoking a cigarette Image copyright Shirley Baker
Image caption Manchester, 1985
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期货配资股指期货配资"We are now starting to see the easing of the lockdown and with that we can begin to step outside, enjoy the sunshine and play sport," said co-curator Nan Levy.

期货配资股指期货配资Current government advice says that those aged 70 and over should take particular care to minimise contact with others outside their household.

期货配资股指期货配资Levy adds: "I have gathered together a collection of Shirley's photographs taken from the mid-60s to the mid-80s; these show older people enjoying their daily lives in the community in a way that is not possible at the moment."

An elderly woman sits on her doorstep and looks to the camera Image copyright Shirley Baker
Image caption Manchester, 1968
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Two men sit on a bench, one with pigeons on his arms Image copyright Shirley Baker
Image caption Manchester (Man with Pigeons), 1967
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An elderly woman stands next to a pram with bundles of cloth on Image copyright Shirley Baker
Image caption Ancoats, Manchester, 1968
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An elderly man feeds pigeons in the street Image copyright Shirley Baker
Image caption Manchester, 1965
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Two women shopping Image copyright Shirley Baker
Image caption Untitled (Two women looking), undated
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An elderly man sits on a street bench and plays the harmonica Image copyright Shirley Baker
Image caption Manchester (Musician), 1985
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Two women stand in a run-down residential street Image copyright Shirley Baker
Image caption Manchester, 1965
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A woman sits on a bench with two dogs Image copyright Shirley Baker
Image caption Woman on Bench, c.1965
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Two women sit on hay bales and eat food whilst surrounded by cows Image copyright Shirley Baker
Image caption Untitled (women with cows), 1983
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期货配资股指期货配资All photographs courtesy James Hyman Gallery.