As part of Martin Parr’s exhibition Return to Manchester at Manchester Art Gallery, he was commissioned to create a portrait of the city and its people in 2018.
Parr made a number of visits to Manchester, meeting people shopping, in hairdressers, in Mosques, in cafes, at markets, in factories, at parties, playing sport and in the gay village. He captured scientists doing ground-breaking research at Manchester University, fans of the city’s world famous football teams and the state of the art facilities at the BBC in Media City. The images reveal the diversity and inclusive nature of our city and the breadth of activity which takes place. They uncover people’s passions, skills, relationships, quirks – celebrating the humanity of the everyday.