100 years of Guardian photography

The Guardian newspaper in the UK often makes great use of photography. These days it's main office is in London but it originally started in Manchester. The paper appointed it's first staff photographer, Walter Doughty, in 1908 and to commemorate the occassion Guardian photographer Denis Thorpe has curated an exhibition of the paper's Manchester photographers entitled 'A Long Exposure: 100 Years of Guardian Photography'.

There is a slideshow of some of the images here, with a couple of my favourites from the sequence below. (The Hebden Bridge shot makes me feel particularly homesick - It's not too far from where I grew up.)

I hope I get a chance to return to the UK and stop by the city, see a couple of friends and take in the show. It runs until March 1 2009 at The Lowry in Salford, Greater Manchester



Denis Thorpe - Terraced Houses in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, after snowfall 1978.


Graham Finlayson, Scene in a Pub in Bantry Bay, south-west Ireland, 1959

Walter Doughty, Free State soldier in Dublin during the outbreak of Irish civil war, 1922.

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