Pete Carr – ‘Port of Culture’ at Albert Dock


Pete Carr’s photoblog Vanilla Days is one of the most visited photographer’s sites in the UK and, hopefully, many of his fans will take the opportunity to visit Unit 18 at the Albert Dock to see this good selection of large prints of some of his works.
His pictures look great on the computer screen but even better on the wall.
Mostly local scenes – the Waterfront, Sefton Park on a misty morning, the Cathedrals with dramatic skies and portraits too.

Here’s what Pete has to say…

Port of Culture is an extension of a project I have been running for over 3 years called Vanilla Days. It’s a photographic site featuring a new image each day. I have been using this site to document Liverpool over the past few years from key events to cityscapes to simple images of life on the street.

Port of Culture is a showcase of the best images featuring dramatic scenes from protests to classic local architecture. I wanted to show people that Liverpool is more than just 2008. The idea behind the name is basically that Liverpool’s new import / export is culture. The city was once a huge port and while that may have dwindled the city’s level of culture has grown. 2008, as the Capital of Culture, means that we’re now exporting the culture that has made Liverpool great, all over Europe. Our music, architecture, art, and people are all being exported for people to see. Liverpool is now a port of culture.

The exhibition couldn’t have been held at a better location than the Albert Dock. A once popular dock back in its day and now a great place for artists to exhibit and perform. This exhibition is my contribution to 2008, my way of showing how great Liverpool is as the year starts. The exhibition will be followed up with a book later in the year.’


We’re all looking forward to that book.

Exhibition runs until Sunday March 9 2008 at Unit 18, next to Tate at Albert Dock