Heidi Alexander | Stockport Market, 1977
"Recently, our 2020 Covid-19 lockdown prompted a clear out, and the discovery of old negatives such as the Stockport Market collection. Apparently, in 1977, I was doing what is now popularly known as 'street photography'. The images bring back happy memories recording a lively atmosphere of warm community alongside hardship and hard work. I only visited Stockport Market twice in the 1970s, and only shot five rolls of Tri-X on a Leica M4 – I wish I’d taken more! I remember the bustle and the noise, especially the street pastors and their singing followers competing with the shouting traders for customers’ attention."
Bert's For Shoes. Stockport Market, 1977.
Bert's For Shoes. Stockport Market, 1977.

Photo © Heidi Alexander.
Stockport Market, 1977.
Stockport Market, 1977.

Photo © Heidi Alexander.
Stockport Market, 1977.
Stockport Market, 1977.

Photo © Heidi Alexander.
Stockport Market, 1977.
Bert's For Shoes. Stockport Market, 1977.

Photo © Heidi Alexander.
Boars Head Stockport, 1970s
Boars Head Stockport, 1970s

Photo © Heidi Alexander.
Anton Papay's Hot Dog Stand
Anton Papay's Hot Dog Stand

Photo © Heidi Alexander.
Ann Olsen's Bra Stall. Stockport Market, 1977.
Ann Olsen's Bra Stall. Stockport Market, 1977.

Photo © Heidi Alexander.
The Kay family socks and tights stall. Stockport Market, 1977.
The Kay family socks and tights stall. Stockport Market, 1977.

Photo © Heidi Alexander.
Stockport in the 1970s.
Stockport in the 1970s.

Photo © Heidi Alexander.

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