Born in Kersal, Lancashire in 1932, Shirley Baker is today recognized as one of the preeminent British photographers of the post war period, and one of a very small number of female street photographers in post-war England. Beginning her work in the late 1950s her pictures reveal the legacy of Bill Brandt's pioneering study of The English at Home (1938) and the Picture Post magazine photo stories of Bert Hardy, Grace Robertson, Thurston Hopkins and others. Baker's photography has a particular, individual quality that distinguishes her work and her sensitivity to her subjects.
After studying photography at Manchester College of Technology, Baker initially pursued a career as photographer at the Guardian newspaper. This proved difficult at a time when photography was considered a job limited to men. In 1960 Baker began teaching at Salford College of Art. Baker’s humanist documentary work allows an intimate look on the daily life of working class communities. There is a level of humour in her many of her images.
- Shirley Baker (1932-2014)
- Tytuł dzieła
- Four skinheads on a bench in Wilmslow park, 1983
- znak artysty
- Rozmiar obrazu
- 21.2×29.8 cm