Shirley Baker photograph of prams in street

Screening of Shirley Baker: Life through a Lens at Salford’s Working Class Movement Library

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There is to be a screening of Jason Figgis’s film “Shirley Baker: Life Through a Lens” in Salford. It will be shown at the Working Class Movement Library, on Thursday December 7th, at 6.30pm.

This is the first feature length documentary devoted to the life and work of Shirley Baker. The film has been authorised by the Estate of Shirley Baker and features the photographer’s words, as spoken by her daughter Nan Levy. The film includes dozens of Baker’s colour and black and white photographs, and is narrated by the acclaimed actress Samantha Beckinsale, the sister of Kate Beckinsale.

Poster for Shirley Baker film

Shirley Baker: Life Through a Lens is directed by the IFTA nominated film and TV director Jason Figgis. The editor of Nikon Owner Magazine Gray Levett has described the film as ‘an uncommonly beautiful documentary that pays tribute to the work of a remarkable artistic spirit’ and Michael Pritchard at the Royal Photographic Society has said ‘Figgis’ film provides an engaging and accessible insight. There is no comparable documentary on Baker’s life and work.’

Shirley Baker: Life through a Lens: buy tickets on Eventbrite here