‘The 12th Man’
By Tabitha Jussa
at The Picton Reading Room, Central Library, Wm Brown Street.
1 August to 31 August 2008
Viewing Thursday 31 July 2008 18-20.00
A photographic exploration into what it means to be a football supporter in Liverpool, following the passionate supporters of Everton and Liverpool Football clubs.
This is a project of the people, for the people. It is a celebration of the strength of belief, loyalty and passion for which Evertonians and Liverpudlians are renowned for.
The photographs will capture all aspects of the community; the spiritual beliefs, hopes and loyalties of these unique football supporters, highlighting the immovable faith that comes from the fans – the12th men and women of each team.
‘The 12th Man’ aims to acknowledge the unconditional love fans have for their team and the sport. Football brings people together during hard times and great times and provides a common thread for the people of the city regardless of where their loyalties lie.
‘The 12th Man’ is all encompassing regardless of age, race or gender. The only criteria is that all participants support their team to the end.
This is an ongoing, long term project.
The exhibition taking place at the Picton reading room will sit alongside memorabilia from the Everton Collection. An extensive private collection, of which, a small selection of items will be on display to the general public for the first time. This offers a fascinating insight into, not
only Everton’s history but to the game of football in general.