Posts tagged with 'photography'
17 November 2014 by Sam
In many ways New Brighton is no different from many other seaside towns. In its heyday it was a bustling resort with people outnumbering pebbles on the beach. This glorious time is captured in fantastic photographs from the Keith Medley archive at Liverpool John Moores University, which are now on display in the Our day out exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool. The photographs are accompanied by reminiscences by Liverpool people of visiting the resort, getting sand in your sandwiches, wearing knotted hankies on your head to avoid getting burnt and dashing for the last ferry home.
These fond memories are perhaps even more poignant when you consider the changes of fortune that have affected New Brighton since those golden days. Read more…
18 July 2014 by Anne
The Queensway Mersey Tunnel, connecting Liverpool with Birkenhead beneath the River Mersey, was officially opened 80 years ago, on 18 July 1934 by King George V, accompanied by Queen Mary. The distinguished company of Stewart Bale Ltd, a Liverpool based firm of commercial and industrial photographers, was selected as the photographers to officially capture this prestigious event.
The Stewart Bale collection is now part of the Maritime Archives and Library, including some 195,445 negatives and a souvenir photograph album recording the opening ceremony of the Queensway Mersey Tunnel. Read more…
8 July 2014 by Lisa
Here’s our Education Demonstrator from the Bug House, Laura Carter, to tell us about the latest Bug House photo competition:
“It’s that time of year again – sunshine, warm weather, flowers… and creepy crawlies! So why not grab your camera and enter our 2014 Bug House photography competition?
Insects, spiders, worms, slugs and snails are all fair game – found locally or abroad. Read more…
27 June 2014 by Tony
The events to celebrate National Insect Week 2014 are continuing this weekend at World Museum. The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine will be bringing along some of their blood sucking insects, including the worlds most dangerous animal – the mosquito, and some of their close relatives.
Local bee keeper Doug Jones will be coming in on Saturday 28 June, with an observation hive to explain the challenges and rewards of ‘beeing a bee keeper’! And you will have the chance to try some ‘edible’ insects and decide for yourself if they deserve that title! Read more…
2 June 2014 by Lucy
This rare press image shows April and Winston meeting for the first time in April 1964 and was only recently re-discovered in time to mark 50 years since the event took place. Read more…
As well as putting on exhibitions of our collections, we also have staff working hard behind the scenes to photograph our works so they can be shared online. Here’s one of our specialist photographers, Steve Judson, who has been working on our ‘works on paper’ collection.
“Whilst carrying out research for my degree some years ago, I read the following quotation by Susan Sontag the American essayist, literary critic and cultural theorist:
“the painter constructs, the photographer discloses.”
Marilyn Monroe famously claimed “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world”. However, two exhibitions that have opened recently on Liverpool’s waterfront show that if you give a girl a camera then she can change the world.
Brutal Exposure: the Congo at the International Slavery Museum features photographs taken by Alice Seeley Harris when she and her husband were working as missionaries in the Congo Free State in the early 1900s. They became active human rights campaigners after witnessing first hand the atrocities carried out in the name of King Leopold II. Read more…
6 December 2013 by Laura
This weekend is the last chance to catch ‘Every Man and Woman is a Star: Photographs by Martin Parr and Tom Wood’ .
The images provide an evocative insight into the local area between 1976 and 1987. So we were really pleased to hear from Ceri McCabe, one half of the young couple in the lead image which gave the exhibition its poetic name. Read more…