The Shop on Greame St

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In 1972, while studying photography at Manchester Polytechnic, I rented a disused barber's shop in the city's Moss Side district and opened it as a free portrait studio. I was inspired by New Yorker Bruce Davidson's work in Harlem, "East 100th Street".

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Inspirations: 10 of 10 - Book. 1973. Documentary Expression and Thirties America: "Social documentary dignifies the usual and levels the extraordinary. Most often its subject is the common man, and when it is not, the subject, however exalted he be, is looked at from the common man's point-of view."