Southport: Double Take (Old Southport Through a Modern Lens)
Sat 8 December – Sat 1 December, Mon – Sat 10am – 4pm
Local photographer Matt Dodd has blended historical photographs of Southport with images from the present to give a unique window into the past. Matt began his project by researching archival imagery on Sefton Council’s Digital Archive, which holds a large collection of photographs and documents portraying aspects of life in Sefton across the centuries. He also worked with early glass negatives that were re-discovered when the Botanic Gardens museum relocated to The Atkinson in 2013. Matt, a photographer for over 10 years, has been working on this collection of blended photographs for the past 18 months, encouraged by a great response to the images he posted on social media. The exhibition at The Atkinson features a collection of 40 blended photographs.