Open for Business

Martin Parr, Mark Power, Bruce Gilden, Jonas Bendiksen, David Hurn, Peter Marlow, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Chris Steele-Perkins, and Stuart Franklin.

Street Level Photoworks

3 Jul – 27 Aug

Open for Business is the largely untold story of British manufacturing and industry through the lens of nine Magnum photographers. The UK’s traditional manufacturing base has been, and remains, critical to the success of the British economy, yet it is an under-reported story. Open for Business documents success stories, large and small, that reflect Britain’s changing industrial and cultural heritage, telling the story of British manufacturing, and capturing the current landscape and its effect on people, community and culture. It celebrates the work, activities and lives of people who are often not much reached by or engaged with the arts.

Multistory has worked in partnership with Magnum Photos to commission 9 world-renowned photographers to document and record manufacturing industries in 9 British cities or regions. Photographers include Martin Parr, Mark Power, Bruce Gilden (USA), Jonas Bendiksen, David Hurn, Peter Marlow, Alessandra Sanguinetti (Argentina), Chris Steele-Perkins, and Stuart Franklin, whose work focused upon renewable energy in Scotland.


Street Level Photoworks
103 Trongate
G1 5HD
0141 552 2151

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Open for Business

Open for Busness
Pelamis Wave Machines, 2013 © Stuart Franklin / Magnum Photos