Williamson Art Gallery,
Alan Ward is a graphic designer and photographer based in Manchester. After purchasing a set of quarter plate glass plate negatives with unknown provenance, he set about a six-year project investigating and reimagining a family archive.
The quarter glass plates Alan bought from eBay were all from the same family collection; dating between 1914 and 1950. Piecing together clues from the images he was able to uncover a family history with strange parallels to his own.
‘Photographs from Another Place’ presents the archive alongside Alan’s own images, taken in response to the people and places he found through his examination of the archive.
This project is exhibited for the first time at The Williamson in Birkenhead. Join us for a tour of the exhibition and to hear Alan discussing his process of working with the archive.
This event is delivered in partnership with Redeye.
Who is it for?
This event is for anyone with an interest in photography, social or family history. It would be particularly relevant for anyone who is working with an archive either for research or artistic purposes.
Saturday 18th January. We will gather from 2pm, and the event will take place from 2:30pm - 4pm.
This event will take place at The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Slatey Road, Birkenhead, Merseyside CH43 4UE. There is ramped access at front of building and all galleries on one level; accessible toilet available.
Free to attend, but please register your attendance so we know how many people to expect.