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Liverpool Cathedral: ‘My Liverpool Home’

18 July – 26 August 2011 at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. McCartney and Hardman present My Liverpool Home – Digital photography exhibition

A free digital exhibition combining the work of celebrated photographers Edward Chambré Hardman and Mike McCartney is to open at Liverpool Cathedral. My Liverpool Home runs from 18th July-26th August.

Narrated by Mike McCartney himself, the exhibition captures the city through almost 100 years of change and renewal. Famous landmarks depicted in the photographs include St the Bluecoat, St Luke’s Church, Bold Street, the Everyman and Playhouse, Liverpool train stations and both Cathedrals.

Visitors can also inspect twentieth century cameras and equipment, courtesy of The Hardmans’ House, 59 Rodney Street, and follow in the footsteps of Hardman and McCartney with a free ‘My Liverpool Home’ trail map which takes visitors to the famous spots where many of the photographs were taken.

There will also be a range of special children’s activities available in a ‘Kids Zone.’

Those who are inspired by the exhibition are invited to take their own photographs and enter them into the Cathedral’s Inspiring Places Photography Competition, of which Mike is Chair of Judges. More details from www.liverpoolcathedral.org or at the Cathedral welcome desk.

Mike said, “It is extremely important for me to share ‘my Liverpool home’ with the general public. Everyone has their own Liverpool; the things that make the city stay with you no matter where you go in the world, the things that truly make it ‘home.’ It’s a great privilege seeing ‘my Liverpool’ on show alongside Chambré Hardman’s own experience of the city. Although years apart, looking at both of our work I have noticed that we still gravitate towards capturing many of the same places; we both seem to agree on many of the definitive representations of Liverpool, with my more light-hearted colour images deliberately contrasting with Hardman’s serious black and white sepia photographs. As the city continues to develop I am finding more and more places that I associate with ‘home.’ I also hope that the exhibition will inspire budding photographers to capture their own Liverpool and enter it into the Inspiring Places photography competition.”

As well as showcasing his most inspiring places at Liverpool Cathedral, Mike will also be presenting the faces that make up the city in his exhibition ‘The People’s Portrait – Mike McCartney’s Liverpool’ , which opens in the Skylight Gallery of the new Museum of Liverpool on Tuesday 19th July.  See http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol/ for more details.


For more information on My Liverpool Home and the Cathedral photography competition visit www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk