Old Granada Studios plays host to photo exhibition 'The Other Side of Midnight'

Curated by internationally renowned, ex-Hacienda resident DJ Paulette and iconic lensman and music entrepreneur Gary McLarnan of Sparklestreet, Old Granada Studios has teamed up with London's Printspace Gallery to host an exclusive exhibition of photographs spanning six decades.

By Steven Pankhurst | June 14th '16

Curated by internationally renowned, ex-Hacienda resident DJ Paulette and iconic lensman and music entrepreneur Gary McLarnan of Sparklestreet, Old Granada Studios has teamed up with London’s Printspace Gallery to host an exclusive exhibition of photographs spanning six decades.

The Other Side of Midnight exhibition reveals our most immersive moments when we live for the music – from the great outdoors to the dance-floor and celebrates the moments we get lost in the music.

The exhibition depicts the region’s keen eye on club culture, social and club trends and their evolution through the many different genres and decades. Reggae sound systems, punk and goth kids, break dancers, jazz dancers, ravers on podiums and crowds losing themselves in the music, all fall under their expert gaze and ingenious apertures.

Of course, there’s a nod and a flourish to the 34 years since the Hacienda first opened its doors with a deep bow to Anthony H Wilson and all things Granada Studios. The team behind this exhibition has mined the archives of prestigious photographers to unearth some true gems including some never seen before including shots of David Bowie at Manchester Academy in 1997 and Eric Cantona backstage with the Stone Roses. See below.

The show takes the successful ‘Lost In Music’ exhibition (produced by Printspace Gallery) and adds a local twist, capturing the artists, the sights and the sounds that all passed through the doors of Old Granada’s iconic Quay Street studios.

The show runs for ten days (June 10 – 20) in tandem with the Parklife and Stone Roses events happening in Manchester.

Featured photographers include local photographers and the general public alike. Industry renowned photographers include; Kevin Cummins, Mark McNulty, Peter J Walsh, Ian Tilton, Grant Fleming, Dave Swindells, David Lake, Lee Baxter, Al Baker, Elaine Constantine, Jocelyn Bain Hogg, Tilman Brembs, Brian Cannon, Dean Chalkley, Suzy Del Campo, Alex Gerry, Martyn Goodacre, Stuart Griffiths, Gavin Mills, Daniel Newman, Normski, Matthew Smith, David Titlow, Dougie Wallace, Marco Grey and George Quann-Barnett.

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