Visions and voices of industrial society
6 February 2016 — 18 September 2016
Time 10:00 - 17:00
Duration 7 hours
Cost In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Nothing compared to photography when it came to capturing the Industrial Revolution. As Britain’s society changed, techniques in photography developed, enabling workers to capture their own lives for the first time.
Visitors will witness how the working classes went from objects in photos, to heroic representations of industry and finally to photographers themselves. Curated by leading documentary photographer Ian Beesley, the exhibition highlights unseen images from important photographic collections.
To accompany these scenes of industrial life, the museum has commissioned new poems by Ian McMillan, giving new voice to the unknown people captured in the images.
Family Friendly exhibition, suitable for all ages
Grafters has been kindly supported by UCLan.
Sent out approximately every two months.