This Is East – Exhibition in Manchester


‘East 1 to 10’ opened recently in east Manchester, showcasing the work of award-winning Manchester photographer, Len Grant who has been documenting the changes in the area since 2004.

The exhibition runs from 12 June-17 July 2009 and is open from 9.00 – 16.30 Monday to Friday.

Held at the new visitor centre at Sportcity, at the junction of Ashton New Road and Alan Turing Way and next to B of the Bang, the exhibition is a retrospective of his work charting the changes in east Manchester over half a decade.

Over the past five years Len has produced East, commissioned by urban regeneration company New East Manchester. After ten issues, the high-quality reportage-style magazine is going online. 

All Len’s articles can be viewed for free on, ensuring the story of east Manchester is easily accessible to everyone. Len has produced slideshows and articles about new housing, a home for the creative industries, the demise of B of the Bang and environmental issues. Using the best of the web and technology, Len is now able to post up audio and video files of interviews he’s done with people who live in or are involved in east Manchester.

Photographer Len Grant said: “My interests lie in urban regeneration, and more importantly the people who live through these both positive and negative experiences of change. I view myself as not just a photographer, but a storyteller giving previously unheard and unseen people a voice and committing their stories to history.

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