Mr Monkey sees Manchester Reigns at the Royal Exchange Mezzanine
Before watching Blindsided, Mr Monkey scampered upstairs to the Royal Exchange Mezzanine to see Manchester Reigns.
Venue : Chinese Arts Centre
Start date: 24th January 2014
End date : 22nd February 2014
Visit date : 28th January 2014
Manchester Reigns is an exhibition of photographs by Kevin Cummins from the late 1970s to the late 1990s, chosen to match the time-scale of Blindsided.
As Kevin Cummins sort of created the modern black and white Manchester/Factory Records photographic style some of these pictures are familiar, especially the band pictures.
Mr Monkey was pleased to see some landscapes as well as portraits, and wondered how early Mr Cummins got up to find Princess Parkway totally car-less.
This is a small but excellent exhibition, with a good mix of familiar and unfamiliar pictures.
Manchester Reigns runs until 22nd February 2014.
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