'A View From The North' An Exhibition by Award-winning Guardian Photojournalist Denis Thorpe

A FREE evening with Denis Thorpe at Wandering Palate in Monton...

By Manchester's Finest | May 9th '22

Hebden Bridge in the snow, 1978

Taking place this Thursday 12th May, ‘A View From the North‘ is a photography exhibition from award-winning Guardian photojournalist Denis Thorpe.

Denis has lived in Stockport since 1960, working initially for the Daily Mail in Manchester and later in the 1970s, joining the Guardian staff.

He covered assignments across the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, China, India, the Soviet Union, the United States and Japan during a twenty-year career with the paper. The exhibition will cover a good range of images from his careers, both home and abroad, including early images of Mansfield in 1950, the Stockport Air Disaster of 1967, the miner’s strike of 1984, to the Strangeways Riots.

Ribblehead Viaduct 1986

Boys hanging onto the back of a bus, Kolkata 1977

He has many press awards for his picture essays and news photography including the 1979 World’s Photo Gold Medal and Ilford Photographer of the Year in 1988.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography and has an Honorary Masters of Arts degree from the University of Manchester.

Throughout his career Denis worked mainly in monochrome using black and white film, making original prints using traditional darkroom methods.

‘A View From The North’ with Denis Thorpe will be on display at Wandering Palate in Monton from Thursday 12th May until Sunday 12th June.


A View From The North by Denis Thorpe

Venue: Wandering Palate
Date: 12th May – 12th June
Cost: FREE

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