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Photo by Richard Davis

Hulme’s history explored through Richard Davis’ words and photos

Richard Davis, the celebrated photographer who has documented life in Hulme and Manchester’s wider culture since the 1980s, will hold talks and a photography display on September 28.

During the event, visitors can talk with the photographer, look at his collection and purchase one of his prints.

He will also speak about Hulme’s history and Manchester’s culture.

The Union, an independent charity supporting Manchester Metropolitan University students, has planned this event for the newly-arrived students to gain knowledge of the city.

But those non-students who are enthusiastic about Manchester’s culture and history of the late 1800s and early 1900s can also enjoy this free event. 

Richard is a British social documentary and portrait photographer who has documented life in the Hulme area since the 1980s.

His photos from the Crescents – a large 1972 brutalist building in the neighbourhood, and its inhabitants who were squatters – are among his well-known collections.

He is also known for his photos of Nirvana’s first tour of the UK in 1989.

The British Culture Archive has also exhibited Davis’s works, and a series of his 1980s collections are currently held at the John Rylands Research Institute and Library, which is part of the University of Manchester.

Richard Davis ‘Hulme History and Manchester Culture’ talk and photography display will be held from 12pm until 8pm on Thursday, September 28, at the Salutation Pub.

For more information about the event and to book a free ticket, visit the website.

Feature image courtesy of Richard Davis

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