Paul Trevor Photo Exhibition of 1970s Liverpool Opens at the Walker Art Gallery


LIVERPOOL.- An exhibition featuring 58 photographs of children playing on the streets of 1970s Liverpool opened at the Walker Art Gallery this Friday. Like you’ve never been away: photographs by Paul Trevor runs until 25 September 2011. Paul Trevor came to the city in 1975 initially as part of a project called “Survival Programmes” which documented inner city deprivation. The young photographer spent several months recording family life across Liverpool on the fringes of the city centre. Among the terraced streets and high rise flats, Paul captured vibrant images which portrayed a community defiant and in high spirits despite a backdrop of unemployment and poverty. Paul Trevor said: “The time I spent in Liverpool in 1975 was special for me. My street photography was a spontaneous approach to capturing life as it was lived. “Despite initially worrying whether I would be accepted into the