Liverpool artwork of the week 2010-50. Self Portrait, photograph by Astrid Kirchherr in her Retrospective at University of Liverpool Victoria Gallery & Museum (VGM)  25 August 2010 – 29 January 2011

This excellent, comprehensive collection of Kirchherr’s works (i.e. not just the Beatles) continues into the New Year, well worth a visit.

Astrid Kirchherr – A retrospective
25 August – 29 January 2011
Astrid Kirchherr
is best known for her photographs of the Beatles during the early Hamburg days and for her association with the Beatles’ original bass player, Stuart Sutcliffe.

Astrid was the first person to take studio shots of the Beatles and her photographs capture the innocence and ambition of the Beatles as they took their formative steps to stardom, when Pete Best was the drummer and Stuart Sutcliffe the bass player. Astrid’s later work would go on to show the Beatles when their fame had escalated and they were to leave Liverpool behind.

This exhibition is a rare opportunity to view a remarkable collection of photographs that capture a seminal moment in popular culture and in Liverpool’s history. It features over 70 images covering her career from 1960 until she ultimately abandoned photography in 1967