Hulme (Manchester) By Richard Davis


Photographer Richard Davis invites us to explore the Hulme Crescents housing estate in Manchester he knew when he set up his studio in a squat in the heart of the estate to ‘document the world outside his door’.

This fabulous softcover book created with Martin Dust, features 90 of Richard’s photos of a world, a community, a place in the heart of the city that, if supported properly, should not have failed.

‘Completed in 1972, the Hulme Crescents were soon deemed defective and dangerous – and by the mid-1990s they were gone.

Rejected by families and abandoned by the city council, the doomed Hulme Crescents had become Manchester’s creative cauldron – a simmering semi-autonomous zone of artists and students, musicians and drop-outs, activists and addicts. And as Manchester’s creative world exploded, Richard and his camera were at ground zero.

Powerful and richly evocative, Richard’s images of Hulme reveal the people and politics, the architecture and anarchy of a scene that no one had yet learned how to tame.’

Richard Davis is a British photographer who captured the 1980s Madchester scene, Hulme Crescents, football fans, Preston bus station, Brimham Rocks, Spaghetti Junction, the Mancunian Way … we could keep going…



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Softcover, 100 pages, 90 Photographs, 210mm x 210mm
Foreword By Mark Hoyle

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Weight 500 g
Dimensions 35.5 × 0.5 × 25.0 cm

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