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The British Culture Archive is building a bank of images from the last 50 years
They could be in an album or a shoebox of memories. But are your prized family photos of wider value
Two women pose in Liverpool in this shot by Rob Bremner from the 1980s
Lifelong photography enthusiast Mr Wright started sharing images on his Instagram feed.
"I was initially drawn to images of protests and strikes from the 1980s, mainly things I remembered growing up," he said. "I started British Culture Archive not just through my love of photography but also to highlight its role in documenting how our lives, passions and communities have been shaped by social change over the last 50 years or so."
Paul Wright said Tish Murtha's images of inner city Newcastle in the late 1970s were "particularly powerful"
Mr Wright said he was always fascinated by Hulme in the 1990s, as photographed by Richard Davis.
He said the archives start conversations and reignite memories. "Ultimately, it's about highlighting diversity and community spirit as a way of bringing people together," Mr Wright added.He said he had been "overwhelmed" by the response."It's all been positive and we've had messages of support and appreciation from all over the world. I've personally met some great people and learnt a lot along the way."We want to continue to document and preserve these images as a free and accessible resource and showcase them as far and wide as possible."
The Pier Head in Liverpool in the 1980s
A permanent exhibition space and community hub is set to open in Manchester next year.Mr Wright said it would showcase The People's Archive, alongside exhibitions from featured photographers and workshops and events.
Garforth in Leeds in the 1980s
A holiday in Southport in 1967
Children celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee in the West Midlands in 1977
Children on bikes in Woodley, Reading in 1976
Documentary photography
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