A brand new street photography exhibition of vibrant portrait photographs captured by photo blogger The Mancorialist on the streets of Manchester is launching on Thursday 13th August at The Koffee Pot in support of homelessness charity Emmaus.
From shoppers and fashionistas to buskers and street homeless people, the exhibition sheds new light on the diversity of characters found across Manchester city centre.
‘it’s a wonderful
The Mancorialist has been documenting the street life of Manchester since 2012. The website uses a mix of posed portraits and candid snaps to capture all the variety and vibrancy on show every day in the city. The result is a wonderful celebration of Manchester and its people.
The photo blogger was recently enlisted to document the Manchester International Festival 2015 and has worked with The National Football Museum, GAP at Vogue Fashion Night Out, Magnetic North exhibiting work alongside a screening of Finding Vivian Maier, had an open exhibition in association with Manifest Arts Festival and a month long exhibition at Kosmonaut in Manchester.
Speaking about the exhibition, The Mancorialist commented: “This particular collection of work is celebrating the ‘characters’ on the streets of Manchester whilst hopefully also bringing attention to the plight of the more vulnerable members of our society. It’s a perfect opportunity to work alongside Emmaus for a cause close to both mine and the city’s heart.”
Emmaus supports formerly homeless people by providing a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise, and an opportunity to get back on their feet again. The charity has three community bases in Greater Manchester – in Bolton, Mossley and Salford. Each Emmaus community runs a social enterprise, selling donated and up-cycled furniture, household goods and vintage wares.
The Mancorialist photographic exhibition launch takes place on Thursday 13 August
from 7.30pm at The Koffee Pot in the Northern Quarter with music from Manchester musicians and street buskers including the Piccadilly Rats and free beer.
The exhibition runs until Tuesday 15th September at the Koffee Pot, 84-86 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE. A percentage of sales of the photographs will be donated to homelessness charity Emmaus.