The Cornerstone Gallery is proud to invite you to a private viewing on Thursday 16th June, 6 to 8pm, of an exhibition of photographs by the renowned press photographer Don McPhee. Don McPhee (1945-2007), ranged Britain and far beyond from the Guardian’s Manchester office for 36 years, producing pictures illustrating his sharp-eyed view of the world. When Manchester Metropolitan University awarded McPhee an honorary degree in 2000, a senior academic said: “Don’s work forms part of our collective memory and is as much part of our modern historical recollection as any other record or document.”
This exhibition includes iconic news pictures, portraits of politicians and affectionate shots of the people of the north. The Don McPhee collection compiled by McPhee’s former colleagues with the help of the Guardian, has recently been donated to Liverpool Hope University and now forms part of the University’s permanent Art Collection.
The Exhibition is open from Friday 17th June to Friday 2nd September 2011. Admission is free.
‘You Have What I Saw’ is part of Look 11, Liverpool’s International Photography Festival.
Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool Hope University, Creative Campus, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool, L6 1HP. Tel: 0151 291 3997, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
For directions of how to get to The Cornerstone Gallery at the Creative Campus please visit ww.hope.ac.uk/gettingtohope