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Wanted: Your images of New Brighton over the years

Your images could be part of a unique fresco and exhibited alongside a major photography exhibition in New Brighton this summer.

As part of  Imagine Wirral 2018 year of culture, images by renowned photographers Martin Parr, Tom Wood and Ken Grant will be exhibited together in New Brighton. All three photographers have published books and exhibited pictures documenting their times spent living and working in New Brighton.

Northern Narratives, the organisers of the show, are calling for local people to get involved by sharing their own photographs of living, working and visiting New Brighton.

If selected, your images would be part of a unique fresco exhibited in the Marine Lake's old Sailing School building alongside the work by the three photographers – and will be retained by the council as a photographic archive of the popular resort after the show.

If you are interested in being part of this there are a number of ways to share this work with the organisers over the coming weeks:

Email ONE digital image to: Ken.grant@northernnarratives.org or tracy.marshall@northernnarratives.org with a short paragraph giving the story behind the photograph by Saturday 7th April. 

Northern Narratives and Wirral Council are also asking those who appeared in the famous pictures of New Brighton taken during the 1970s and 1980s to get in touch with your stories using the above email addresses.

Cllr Christine Spriggs, Wirral’s Cabinet member for delivering differently and culture, said: ‘We want to hear your story about what you were doing when you were photographed, what you thought and whether you ever imagined the image would become so famous. These stories, alongside photos taken by local people of the town will be used to add to the exciting exhibition.’

Ken Grant, one of the exhibiting artists said: “The photographs of New Brighton made famous in books like The Last Resort and Looking for Love and in many exhibitions and publications of our work since has created a series of identifiable people whose images are now widely recognised across the visual arts world. We would love if these people could interact with us and  add their stories to the pictures.”

If you are interested in being part of this there are a number of ways to get in touch with the organisers over the coming weeks:

To find out more about the exhibition or other events happening in Wirral across 2018, visit imaginewirral.com.