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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