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Shirley Baker 1932 - 2014 It was with great sadness that we learned recently of the death of Shirley Baker, one of our most popular contributing photographers whose images of street scenes, many taken in her native Salford in the fifties and sixties, mark her down as one of the leading British documentary photographers of the post war period.
We are pleased to announce the exclusive representation of the photographic work of Robin Dale. Born in Stockton-on-Tees in 1940, Robin became fascinated with photography as a teenager. His work captures people in moments of joy and contemplation. It includes some fantastic 1970s outfits, and his industrial landscapes are markers of economic change.