Rob Bremner | Portraits of a Community | Liverpool and Merseyside, 1980s-90s
Rob Bremner's photos captured the mood of Liverpool during the turbulent Thatcher years, they also highlight the everyday life and positive spirit of the people – colourful and casual fashions and local characters who were proud of their city.

Rob: "It was tough times, but I found everyone to be warm and friendly, and on rainy days they would ask me in for tea. I left my college Bronica in a pub one night after some dockers invited me for a drink, I returned the next day and they had left it behind the bar for me. I wish I could say I was a socially aware photographer, campaigning against Thatcher’s Britain, but I just felt comfortable taking photos there and liked the people."
Sharon and Claire. Liverpool, 1987.
Sharon and Claire. Liverpool, 1987.

Photo © Rob Bremner.
Wood Street, 1996.
Wood Street, Liverpool, 1996.

Photo © Rob Bremner.
Tricia and Lisa, Vauxhall, Liverpool, 1987.
Tricia and Lisa, Vauxhall, Liverpool, 1987.

Photo © Rob Bremner.
Everton, 1987.
Everton, 1987.

Photo © Rob Bremner.
Dingle, Liverpool, 1996.
Dingle, Liverpool, 1996.

Photo © Rob Bremner.
Liverpool, 1997.
Liverpool, 1997.

Photo © Rob Bremner.
Boys on Breck Road, 1987.
Boys on Breck Road, 1987.

Photo © Rob Bremner.
Boy with BMX, Everton, 1987.
Everton, 1987.

Photo © Rob Bremner.
Kirkdale Kids, 1980s.
Kirkdale Kids, 1980s.

Photo © Rob Bremner.
Johnny and Pat, Vauxhall, 1987.
Johnny Crummie and Pat Smith, Vauxhall, 1987.

Photo © Rob Bremner.
Camouflaged Lady. Everton, 1987.
Camouflaged Lady. Everton, 1987.

Photo © Rob Bremner.
Vauxhall Ladies. Vauxhall, Liverpool, 1987.
Vauxhall, Liverpool, 1987.

Photo © Rob Bremner.
New Brighton, 1980s.
New Brighton, 1980s.

Photo © Rob Bremner.
New Brighton, 1987.
New Brighton, 1987.

Photo © Rob Bremner.
Girls in New Brighton, 1987.
New Brighton, 1987.

Photo © Rob Bremner.
Margaret and Peggy. Liverpool, 1987.
Margaret and Peggy. Liverpool, 1987.

Photo © Rob Bremner.
Liverpool Nans, 1987.
Liverpool Nans, 1987.

Photo © Rob Bremner.
Bin Men in Everton, 1987.
New Brighton, 1987.

Photo © Rob Bremner.
Anfield, 1990s.
Anfield, 1990s.

Photo © Rob Bremner.
Cigar Smokers, Everton, 1987.
Cigar Smokers, Everton, 1987.

Photo © Rob Bremner.
Liverpool Docker, 1987.
A Liverpool docker enjoying the perks of the job, 1987.

Photo © Rob Bremner.

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