‘Pop Cultured’ exhibition and book launch. 9 October – 30 November 2008
Featuring prints from Mark McNulty’s book of photographs documenting the Liverpool music scene and its proliferation worldwide. A beautiful case bound, hardback book comprising 208 pages and over 100 photographs
Pop Cultured displays over 100 photographs from Mark’s portfolio including shots of some of the most iconic figures in British popular music today, from The Who to the Arctic Monkeys. It celebrates a city, its music and its culture through the lens of this highly influential Liverpool photographer.
The book combines McNulty’s images with his own laconic
words, along with contributions from some of his subjects to provide an
enthralling rollercoaster account of some of the most influential artists
and movements in the last twenty years of British popular culture.
Mark began as a jobbing photographer covering events such as the Earthbeat
festivals in Sefton park, Liverpool, an annual live music event that would
witness breakthrough performances from iconic artists such as The La’s and
The Stone Roses.
While Britain enjoyed the ‘Second Summer of Love’ and the
advent of acid house, Mark chronicled the full glory of the period in
monochrome and Technicolor capturing The Farm, Echo and The Bunnymen, Cast
and the legendary Liverpool dance mecca and rival to the Hacienda, Cream.
Pop Cultured also displays the current crop of Liverpool talent including
The Zutons, Pop Levi, Candie Payne and Ladytron.