Our competition to find a photograph to display as part of the On the Waterfront exhibition at Merseyside Maritime Museum attracted almost 500 entries. This meant that our three judges – the exhibition curator Sarah Starkey, Ian Murphy, deputy director, Merseyside Maritime Museum and exhibition officer Katherine Lloyd – had a very tough but thoroughly enjoyable job to whittle these down to just one winning photograph for the exhibition.
Armed with a cuppa they set to work, drew up a shortlist, then after much discussion agreed on a winner – ‘Ferry Cross The Mersey 1972’ by Bernard Rose, a local photographer.
“We chose this image as it showed that while the waterfront is home to iconic architecture, it is also a place where people’s lives unfold.
The mixture of daily life and historic environment gives a sense of the continuing story of the waterfront, told through the people who pass through it.”
The photograph will be on display in the On the Waterfront exhibition from 10 May until 19 June 2016.
All three judges were extremely impressed with the high quality of entries overall and some of the imaginative ways which people found to portray Liverpool’s familiar waterfront. Here you can see some of the shortlisted entries which particularly impressed them:
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