Pride in Trafford 2022
Shortlisted for the prestigious BJP Portrait of Britain Award in 2017, it was Crewe’s stunning portrait of Grace, a transgender woman, which won her the award in 2019. Grace is part of Crewe’s Your Own Light exhibition which will open at Waterside for Pride in Trafford and run until July and is part of the year-long photography programme at Waterside, curated by Castlefield Gallery and supported by Arts Council England. Whilst on display in Sale, Crewe aims to add to her exhibition with new photographs of LGBTQ+ people living in Greater Manchester.
Challenging perceptions about gender construction and performance, Your Own Light finds a tender beauty in the vulnerability and the resilience of its subjects. Described by Magnum - the internationally acclaimed photography cooperative - as “highly rated, sincere, poignant and classical”, this emotive and authentic exhibition is filled with heart and empathy. It sheds a vital and timely spotlight on one of society’s more marginalized groups – a key component demonstrated throughout all of Crewe’s work as an artist compelled to capture the portraits of people who desire transformation and explore the stories of those who grow.
Sat 21 May, 10:00 – 12:00 Free
To celebrate the launch of the Your Own Light exhibition by award-winning photographer Allie Crewe, Waterside invites individuals from the LGBTQ+ community across Greater Manchester to sit for a portrait photo session with Allie.
Individuals taking part then have the choice to have their picture featured on a community wall within the exhibition, which remains on display until Sat 30 July ‘22 at Waterside (please note, this is optional not mandatory).
We are keen to gather a range of subjects, particularly those who are often under-represented such as trans, non-binary, people of colour.
If you would like to apply for a free portrait please register your interest FROM THURSDAY 31ST AT MIDDAY AT
Please note places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.