Following on from last year’s hugely successful exhibition About the North: Imagined Dialogues (our most visited gallery exhibition ever!), Dean Chapman curates a new collection of photographs exploring the central theme of work and working people. These photographs are sourced from the Amber archive, one of the largest and most important collections of social documentary photography in the world.
Photographers whose work is featured:
Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Nicholas Battye, Martin Chambi, Mik Critchlow, John Davies, Aidan Doyle, Walker Evans, Peter Fryer, Julian Germain, Richard Grassick, John Harris, Tommy Harris, Nick Hedges, Larry Herman, Lewis Hine, James Jarche, Izabela Jedrzejczyk, Chris Killip, John Kippin, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Russell Lee, David Lurie, Daniel Meadows, Harry Morrison, Tish Murtha, Simon Norfolk, William Parry, Keith Pattison, Bruce Rae, Marc Riboud, James Sebright, Graham Smith, Humphrey Spender, Chris Steele-Perkins, John Sturrock, Laszlo Torday, Paul Trevor, Marja Vuorelainen, Weegee.
Ashington Coal Company, Building the Tyne Bridge (Dorman Long), Tynemouth North Pier, Vickers-Armstrong Archive, Wills Archive (John Maltby).
242 images in total (more than Forever Amber at the Laing!!).