Current exhibitions:


Women and Children; and Loitering Men  

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street Manchester

Curator Anna Douglas

Opens 19th May 2017 – 28th August 2017


On The Beach

Grundy Art Gallery, Queen Street, Blackpool, FY1 1PU.

Curator Anna Douglas

Opens 20th May – 19th August


Future Exhibition:


North: Identity, Photography, Fashion

Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Curators Lou Stoppard and Adam Murray

Opens November 2017 – February 2018

Co- curated by Lou Stoppard and Adam Murray, North explores the way the North of England is depicted, constructed and celebrated in select photographs, artworks and fashion collections. It features several of Shirley Bakers street photographs


Past exhibitions:

2017 North: Identity, Photography, Fashion, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool Waterfront

2016 Work, Rest & Play, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Xiamen, China.

2016 Punk, The Photographers’ Gallery, London

2016 Women, Children; and Loitering Men, Madrid,

2016 On the Beach, Photofusion, London

2015 Women and Children; and Loitering Men, The Photographers’ Gallery, London

2013 Looking Outwards, Gallery Oldham, Greater Manchester

2012: Observers: British Photography and the British Scene, Serviço Social da Indústria (SESI), São Paulo

2012: A Lowry Summer, The Lowry, Manchester

2012: Saturday Night, Sunday Morning, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

2011 Retrospective, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Salford, Greater Manchester

2007: How We Are: Photographing Britain, Tate Britain, London

2000: Salford Revisited for the opening of the Lowry, Salford, Greater Manchester. Baker was the sole photographer twinning with artist LS Lowry – HRH The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

1996: Grazing – Photographs by Shirley Baker, Piece Hall, Halifax

1989: North West Frontiers, Cornerhouse, Manchester

1986: Here Yesterday, and Gone Today, Salford Art Gallery, Peel Park

1986  My Face or Yours, a touring exhibition

1963: Nine Photographers, Manchester Building and Design Centre, Manchester

Bakers work has also been shown in Paris at Le Louvre and a Portuguese gallery in Paris