Grafters opens in Bradford

09 February 2017


Photography is an industrial process born out of the Industrial Revolution. However, representations of workers are often problematic and this exhibition seeks to understand this tense and sometimes difficult relationship. On display are unseen and unpublished photographs from the archives of the north of England’s industrial towns and cities. Each image is placed in a theme that explores the changing relationship between the image, the worker and the landscape. Original poetry by Ian McMillan gives voice to those workers depicted here, silenced and forgotten by history.

The exhibition is curated by Ian Beesley HonFRPS and includes some of his own work.

‘Grafters' - Industrial Society in image and word. Bradford Industrial Museum, Moorside Road, Bradford BD2 3HP ( until 5 Nov 2017, Free admission.

Image: © Bob Gates ARPS / Ian Beesley at the opening of Grafters, Bradford.