Coming soon: Bonds / Ripples

29 May - 9 June 2024

Events

European Poetry Festival : Liverpool Camarade

6 July 2024

Events

Webinar: Socially Engaged Photography

22 May 2024

Exhibitions

JOURNEY TO EDEN @ DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY

6 May - 12 May 2024

Past Events

MARRIAGE (IN)EQUALITY IN UKRAINE. Screening and a panel discussion

9 May 2024

Past Events

Casey Orr artist talk and SEPN North West meet-up

18 May 2024

Past Events

Poetry reading: Coast to Coast to Coast

11 May 2024

Exhibitions

National Pavilion of Ukraine @ Venice Biennale

20 April - 24 November 2024

Exhibitions

Open Source 28: Sam Patton – Room to Breathe @ Digital Window Gallery

10 April - 18 May 2024

Exhibitions

Forward, Together @ Wigan & Leigh Archives, Leigh Town Hall

23 March - 28 September 2024

Exhibitions

As She Likes It: Christine Beckett @ The Rainbow Tea Rooms, Chester

1 March - 30 June 2024

Exhibitions

Shifting Horizons @ Digital Window Gallery

27 March - 31 March 2024

PLATFORM: ISSUE 6

26 March 2024

Past Events

Saturday Town: Launch Event

10 April 2024

Exhibitions

Saturday Town

11 April - 19 May 2024

Past Events

PLATFORM: ZINE LAUNCH EVENT

21 March 2024

Home. Ukrainian Photography, UK Words: Tour

4 March - 28 February 2025

Exhibitions

Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ New Adelphi

4 March - 8 March 2024

Past Events

CREATIVE SOCIAL: IN THE ABSENCE OF FORMAL GROUND

2 March 2024

Exhibitions

We Feed The UK @ Exterior Walls

8 February - 31 March 2024

Past Events

Contrail Cirrus: the impact of aviation on climate change

7 March 2024

Exhibitions

Tree Story @ Liverpool ONE

16 February - 31 May 2024

Open Source #27: Saffron Lily – In The Absence of Formal Ground @ Digital Window Gallery

6 February - 31 March 2024

Past Events

Contemporary Photography from Ukraine: Symposium @University of Salford

4 March - 5 March 2024

Past Events

Is Anybody Listening? Symposium: Commissioning and Collecting Socially Engaged Photography

29 February 2024

Past Events

Different approaches: Artists working with scientists

15 February 2024

Past Events

LOOK Climate Lab 2024: All Events

18 January 2024

Exhibitions

Diesel & Dust @ Digital Window Gallery

18 January - 31 March 2024

Past Events

Tree Walks Of Sefton Park with Andrea Ku

21 January 2024

Past Events

Artists Remake the World by Vid Simoniti: Book Launch

31 January 2024

Past Events

Shift Liverpool Open Meeting

6 February 2024

Past Events

We Feed The UK Launch and LOOK Climate Lab 2024 Celebration

8 February 2024

Past Events

Cyanotype workshop with Melanie King

17 February 2024

Past Events

End of Empire: artist talk and discussion

22 February 2024

Past Events

Book Launch: What The Mine Gives, The Mine Takes

24 February 2024

Past Events

Local ecology in the post-industrial era: open discussion

14 March 2024

Past Events

Waterlands: creative writing workshop

23 March 2024

Past Events

Plant a seed. Seed sow and in conversation with Plot2Plate

16 March 2024

Past Events

Erosion: panel discussion

9 March 2024

Past Events

Waterlands: an evening of poetry and photographs

23 March 2024

Past Events

Force For Nature Exhibition

27 March - 28 March 2024

Voices of Nature: Interactive Performances

28 March 2024

Past Events

Sum of All Parts: Symposium

27 February 2024

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

LOOK Climate Lab 2024

18 January - 31 March 2024

Past Events

MA Socially engaged photography Open Day event

1 February 2023

Past Events

Tish: Special screening and Q&A

13 December 2023

Past Events

Book Launch: A Look At A New Perspective

23 November 2023

Past Events

Community workshops @ Ellesmere Port Library

6 November - 5 February 2024

Past Events

Book Launch: ‘544m’ By Kevin Crooks

30 November 2023

Past Exhibitions

Bernice Mulenga @ Open Eye Gallery Atrium Space

17 November - 17 December 2023

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Saturday Girl and Saturday Town by Casey Orr, £28 & £10
The Kings of England by Graeme Oxby, £25
The Theatre of the Face Portrait Photography by Max Kozloff, £39.95
GilesSølveKatie by Giles Deacon, Katie Grand and Sølve Sundsbø, £50
Being Inbetween by Carolyn Mendelsohn, £28
My.Self by Michelle Sank, £15
Validated: The makeup of Val Garland by Val Garland, £35
Wendy Red Star: Delegation by Julia Bryan-Wilson, £50

9 books on fashion, diversity and self-expression from our independent bookshop

Saturday Girl and Saturday Town by Casey Orr, £10 & £28

Get ready to meet the Saturday Girl and its evolved form, Saturday Town – an award-winning collection of portraits featuring young people across the UK! Since 2013, photographer Casey Orr has been on a mission, traveling to towns and cities all over the country with her pop-up portrait studio, capturing the vibrant spirit of youth culture every Saturday afternoon.

Throughout the years, Saturday Girl has transformed into Saturday Town, where Casey Orr has forever captured the diversity across UK fashion scenes, from the playful curlers of Liverpool to the bold statements made by fashionable folks in various towns across the country. This collection represents the UK in the most raw and captivating way, creating a pathway between generations. Here, a retired punk from Leeds can see himself in a young person whose photo was taken just a year ago, somewhere else – in a different Saturday Town.

Over 11 years, Orr has ventured to 20 different cities and towns, capturing over 800 unique styles. Welcome the Saturday Town and the Saturday Girl to your collection!

Building upon the playful spirit and celebration of individuality that Casey brought to our bookshop, here are a few books you might enjoy alongside Casey’s work.

 

The Kings of England by Graeme Oxby, £25

Here they are, the kings of rock-and-roll! This photography book will take you straight to the world of Elvis, where his fans keep the spirit of rock-and-roll alive. Today, his spirit lives on through countless impersonators all over the UK. His influence spans across generations, and in the ever-evolving landscape of music, we can find a different version of Elvis all across the UK.

Photographer and author of this book, Graeme Oxby, embarked on a journey to capture the adoration for the performer. What began as a simple photographic project evolved into a more personal take on the King’s legacy – each image being a window into the hearts of devoted fans and their deep connection with the singer. For five years, with his camera, Oxby joined the world of color and drama, painting a vivid portrait of Elvis’s legacy.

 

The Theatre of the Face Portrait Photography by Max Kozloff, £39.95

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of portrait photography! Offering a fresh lens on the medium’s history, the book delves into the intricate dynamics between the photographer and the subject, unraveling the captivating stories that lie within the frames.

Illustrated with over 300 captivating photographs in black-and-white and color, the texts feature both early pioneers and modern photographers. It’s not just a history lesson – it’s an exploration of works across generations. Whether you’re a well-versed critic, a photography student, or simply a visual arts lover, this book is a must-have addition to your collection.

 

GilesSølveKatie by Giles Deacon, Katie Grand and Sølve Sundsbø, £50

Step into the world of fashion with designer Giles Deacon, photographer Sølve Sundsbø, and stylist Katie Grand as they unveil 15 years of their collaborations in this book. Filled with photography work accompanied by stories detailing the behind-the-scenes of their projects, the book offers a glimpse into the production processes and artistic visions behind their collaborations.

The creatives featured in this book represent different parts of the fashion industry, yet they have collectively produced impactful works, all of which are captured by Sølve. But their work not only inspires! Looking through the photography-filled pages, you might be able to start seeing fashion in a different light.

 

Being Inbetween by Carolyn Mendelsohn, £28

Being Inbetween is a vibrant collection of over 90 photographic portraits capturing the essence of girls aged between ten and twelve as they navigate the exciting yet challenging transition from childhood to adolescence.

Photographer Carolyn Mendelsohn, driven by her own experiences, collaborated with inspiring young individuals, offering them a platform to express themselves authentically. In a world often defined by marketing and social media expectations, these girls reclaim their identities through Mendelsohn’s lens, sharing their dreams, fears, and aspirations.

And now meet Abigail, age 10, who dreams of becoming an architect and raising wolves in Romania once she has enough money! Each girl is not just the subject but the creator of her own narrative in this portrait photography book, the artist of her own image in a world full of conflicting narratives.

 

My.Self by Michelle Sank, £15

Get ready to dive into Michelle’s world of photographs, a project which represents young people in the Black Country aged between 13 and 19 as they boldly express their identities through fashion, makeup, hairstyles, and gender.

Each participant had the opportunity to co-create their own portrait – they chose their own clothing, makeup, and personal style before being photographed in their chosen setting. From diverse social backgrounds, these individuals invite us into their bedrooms, where every object and decoration becomes a metaphor for their individuality and cultural identity.

Michelle’s project looks into what it means to be a young person in today’s society, especially within the vibrant culture of the Black Country.

 

Validated: The makeup of Val Garland by Val Garland, £35

Makeup has been a tool to express oneself for years. The looks that makeup artist Val Garland created have been forever memorialized in this photography book, where fashion meets the lens. It’s time to explore Val Garland’s vision. Val shares her career highlights and everything that inspired her looks, including her collaborations with today’s cultural icons.

This book is for the colorful eye, filled with amazing photos from fashion campaigns, runway shows, magazine covers, and behind-the-scenes sneak peeks. Whether you’re into bold statements or timeless expressions of beauty, Val’s journey as an artist will inspire you.

 

Wendy Red Star: Delegation by Julia Bryan-Wilson, £50

Get ready for a wild ride through Native American culture with Wendy Red Star’s artwork. From imaginative self-portraits to vibrant collages, Red Star brings history to life with a fresh, feminist perspective.

In Delegation, you will find a collection of Red Star’s photography from 2006 to now, along with references to historical figures, pop culture, museum collections, and personal photographs. This book is a reflection on the photographer’s role in shaping Indigenous representation in the modern world.

This book includes a conversation with Red Star conducted by Josh T. Franco, exploring her personal history, education, collaborations with her daughter, and the evolution of her photographic process. Join the author in her creative process within the free frames of work!

 

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