Photographer Sharon Latham on touring the world and her Bolton roots

“I used to go to open mic nights and photograph everything that was going on”, Sharon Latham says of her early career. “I got known around Liverpool as that woman with the camera”. These days, she is better known for covering stadium touring bands like the Foo Fighters and Bruce Springsteen. I caught up with…

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Artist Martha Tayler on reinventing commemorative pottery

Commemorative plates, which almost exclusively recall royal weddings, coronations and jubilees, are often associated with dusty charity shops or antique dealers. Manchester School of Art graduate Martha Tayler subverts these expectations in her ceramic artworks, replacing royal babies with imagery that reflects modern pop culture such as Stomzy’s ‘Heavy is the Head’ album cover and…

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Underdogs: Introducing the gIRLS series with Rhythm Lab Records

Rhythm Lab Records is an independent record label that formed as an offshoot of Manchester’s Reform Radio which fosters relationships between young musicians new to the industry. It’s this ethic of collaboration that is driving their gIRLS series which introduces two young female artists who have never met before and gives them the resources to…

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Investigating toxic clouds and environmental racism with Forensic Architecture

On Juneteenth last year, a day commemorating the emancipation of African American people from slavery, members of St James Parish gathered at the Buena Vista burial site in Louisiana. A video posted to YouTube shows mourners clutching bouquets of flowers whilst others hold black umbrellas to protect them from the hot sun. The group had…

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