Shirley Baker in Stockport
Shirley Baker in Stockport is one of the Northern artists we feature at our gallery. A lover of photography, this artist is from Salford, near Manchester. She is best known for her street photography and street portraits taken in the working class districts of Greater Manchester. Her career began as an industrial photographer for a fabric manufacturer. Later, she embraced freelance work for other companies as well as a photographer and writer for different publications, including The Guardian. Thereafter she began working as a lecturer at the Salford College of Art. It was during this time that she took candid photographs of people living in both the Salford and Manchester areas during a time of large slum clearance.
It is our pleasure to exhibit the art of this artist at our gallery. In Stockport, Shirley Baker’s photographic artwork displays the life and spirit of the times. None of the subjects in her work are posing. Her work embodies the human character and behaviour. In it, one can see her compassion for social injustice. It is her photographs of inner-city working-class communities living in Salford and Manchester that define her distinct style. Known for her ‘street photographs’, she nevertheless also includes children, people with their pets, older women, along with jazz clubs. While Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank influence her style of street photography, her photographs of life in the north of England are distinctly her own.
If you have an interest in the artwork of Shirley Baker in Stockport, you will be able to satisfy your appreciation at our gallery. We specialise in artwork of the Northern Art genre. For more details about our gallery and our exhibits, please contact Colourfield Gallery. We have an interest in any Northern Art work. As such, we both buy and sell artwork of this genre. We are always looking to purchase new stock, regardless of whether it is a single work or a whole collection. We’re also would like to purchase books and catalogues on Northern Artists, along with oils, mixed media, watercolours, etchings, lithographs and drawings.