From the series 'Close Season'.
Ken Grant's critical photographs document the Liverpudlian economic landscape. He has rarely strayed far from the coast in his work, and has consequently created a specific archive of the economic and social climate of the coastline. His images are a critical fusion between the dark and pessimistic aesthetic of Chris Killip with the cropped and often disorientating points of view used by other photographers of the period such as Anna Fox and Martin Parr. Grant captures mundane moments of social life but includes details such as cheaply branded bear, aging wallpaper and scenes economically induced boredom to show the contrast of his community's experience of Thatcher's regime to the growing materialism and hyper-real wealth of London. This helps to contextualise the political unrest and social dissatisfaction of the UK as a whole during this cultural transformation.
This image is available in the following paper sizes:
12 x 16 in an edition of 8
16 x 20 in an edition of 5
20 x 24 in an edition of 3
All prints are fibre based archival gelatin silver prints.
Boys and dog, Birkenhead Park, Merseyside
Gelatin Silver Print
40.64 x 30.48 cms (15.97 x 11.98 ins)
This is one of two remaining available vintage prints of this image from the series 'Close Season'.
A print of this image exists in the collection of MOMA, NYC.
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