ITV Studios takes unique Coronation Street exhibition to Manchester’s ‘Generation Pop’
By Lee Isherwood | Last updated January 17th '11
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Throughout Coronation Street’s 50th Anniversary year, photographer Rob Evans took a series of stunning cast portraits illustrating the people behind the characters they portray, on the street that is their workplace. The photographs will form a beautiful exhibition at Manchester gallery, Generation Pop. Supported by the TV Times the images will be on show to the public until Wednesday 16th February 2011. On Thursday 17th February the gallery will hold a VIP star studded charity auction of the signed images with all proceeds going to the Coronation Street 50th anniversary appeal www.corrie50appeal.co.uk. Rob Evans, ITV's photographer based in Manchester , says: “I’ve been Coronation Street's photographer for three years and it’s a unique job, and a unique place to work. "The cast work really hard creating the characters we all know and love on screen, yet they are so rarely seen as themselves - however the 50th Anniversary year gave me the chance to create this exhibition, the concept of which is to portray the actors I've come to know. "These images capture just that - the real people behind the characters, but surrounded with elements that relate to their 'Corrie' world". Gallery manager, Robert Marks, says: “When I first saw Rob’s photography it reminded me of the work of legendary Hollywood photographer Frank Worth, truly stunning studies of human character. I am a big Coronation Street fan and feel privileged to be able to exhibit these stunning photos on the walls at Generation Pop." During the exhibition the public will be able to make silent bids for any of the signed photographs whilst at the gallery.