The Manchester Canal System
To make the series The Manchester Canal System, I used a map of the Manchester Canal System from 1835, when Manchester was at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution, and drew a grid reference at 1cm by 1cm on it, photographing at pre-set points along the canal. To keep the photoshoot uniform, I photographed facing North East using a compass. These images are part of a series of 14 photographs which surveys the Rochdale and The Duke of Bridgewater canals. Using straight photography this creates a historical visual document of what was observed through the camera lens. Objectivity was maintained in a way that the series does not focus on the picturesque.
Alison Allen • Gianluca Bacci-Evers • Paul Bradley • Sophie Grogan • Robert Lambert • Martyna Niedzielska • Vicki Norris • Sally Sharpe • Sam Wallis • Tom Walsh • Claire Watt • Jeremy Webb •