MJM and the Retracing Salford Project will be celebrating, exploring and photographing the unique area of Cheetham Hill. Through learning the tips of the trade from a local photographer, heading out to capture the sights of Cheetham Hill today and exploring a collection of vintage photographs, visitors will capture and explore the streets that make up one of the most diverse area in Britain.
At 1pm members of the Retracing Salford Project will present a talk on a fascinating collection of photographs ‘Salford and Cheetham Hill in Focus’ – showing iconic images of the area in the 1950s and 60s. The talk, which will feature many previously unseen photographs, will also include ancestral images from migrant communities who came to Cheetham Hill. The photographs will tell the unique story of the character of the area, including cinemas, shops, industry, portraits, schools, hospitals and much more.
Hoping that the ‘In Focus’ images have inspired the budding photographer in everyone, from 2pm, participants will be invited to a photography workshop with celebrated local photographer Jan Chlebik. Prepped with their new photography knowledge everyone will then head out onto the streets with an MJM guide to explore the heritage of Cheetham Hill and photograph the area for themselves.
Visitors can also explore MJM’s current exhibition Cheetham Hill Road: A People Panorama which showcases the vibrant community which can be found along the most diverse street in Britain via a series of panoramic photographs.
Spaces are free but please book your place here http://www.eventbrite.com/e/photographing-cheetham-hill-then-and-now-tickets-24254038482
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