- The exhibition runs at Urbis from Thurs 11 Nov to Tues 4 Jan 2005
- Admission is free
Manchester 24 presents Manchester through the eyes of 40 Mancunians, each showing their perspective through the lens of a Russian Lomo camera.
|Street cleaner Gary snapped this image|
Those involved were chosen to reflect as many of the different lives that pulse around the city as possible. The task for them was to shoot their life on one roll of film in the space of 24 hours.
The results are surely of interest to every Manchester resident. There's the snaps of a pilot who regularly flies into Manchester, a police officer who patrols its streets, a journalist who helps on Granada Tonight, a Caribbean chef, a Cow Parade artist and many more. There's even room for some celebrities including Badly Drawn Boy, PP Hartnett, Anthony Wilson and Tom Hingley.
|Another of Badly Drawn Boy's pictures|
It all brings an insight into the way we work, live and play in this fast moving metropolis and its interesting to see just what makes Manchester tick.
What we thought of the exhibition
"Every Mancunian should get down to see Manchester 24. It is a genuine look into the heart, the mind and the bowels of the city and while some of the pictures may be a little contrived, there's a sense of honesty, pride and humour that beams out of the majority of what's on offer. From Tom Hingley's snap of his daughter in a sulk, through Michael Trainer stood seriously next to his cow creation, and out to Effie Kanyua out on the town, there is a familiar yet enlightening moment in almost every contributor's work. Go along prepared to smile and be surprised."