Craig Easton: Is Anybody Listening & Our Time, Our Place


The University of Salford Art Collection presents Craig Easton: Is Anybody Listening? a touring exhibition at galleries across the Northwest. Craig Easton: Is Anybody Listening? is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, showcasing two award-winning series of photographs, alongside an engagement programme for young people called Our Time, Our Place.

A long-time advocate for authentically representing communities in the North, Easton’s exhibition seeks to challenge stereotypes and raise aspirations of young people within the region. 

Craig Easton: Is Anybody Listening? is touring across four locations, Salford, Blackpool, Liverpool and Birkenhead.  The engagement programme, Our Time, Our Place, which also includes Blackburn, aims to empower young people to discuss current issues, explore their own history, and share it through pathways in photography and associated practices. 


Craig Easton is a multi-award-winning photographer whose work is deeply rooted in the documentary tradition. Born in Edinburgh and brought up in Liverpool, Eason is now based in the Wirral. He studied Physics at the University of Salford in the 1980s where he fell in love with photography after joining the student darkroom. He started his career as a photojournalist for The Independent in the early 1990s.

Recognised for his intimate portraits and expansive landscapes, he now works mainly on long-term documentary projects, exploring issues around social identity, culture and community.  

In 2021, Easton was awarded the prestigious title of Photographer of the Year at the SONY World Photography Awards and in 2022 was recognised with an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society.


Open Eye Gallery

12 Jan – 26 Feb 2023

LeftCoast at Blackpool School of Arts

11 Apr – 31 May 2023


Is Anybody Listening? Our Time, Our Place is presented by the University of Salford and generously supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.