Documenting the North

29 Jan 2018

Photographer Ken Grant shares details of his practice and process having focused on the trade and tradition of northern England for more than three decades, creating an authentic record of the changing face of Liverpool life. 

Ken Grant’s celebrated 1980’s images of Liverpool’s football fans either side of the Stanley park divide capture the highs and lows of football fandom within the wider social context of the time. These black and white shots capture the famed humour, grit and elan of Merseyside and the roots of “Casual’’ culture, a scene formed in the North that remains a source of inspiration to the fashion and style industry today. 

Documenting the North - Ken Grant