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Strangely Familiar: Photographs by Eric Jaquier and Peter Mitchell

Issue No. 2096

This is a stunning exhibition of photographs that draws out the changing scenery of the city of Leeds over the last 40 years.

In that time, Leeds has transformed from an industrial northern English town to a city whose centre is dominated by luxury flats and cappuccino bars.

Eric Jaquier moved to Leeds in 1969. While working as a door to door salesman for Betterware, he took hundreds of beautiful, moving and funny photographs of life in the city's suburbs.

For Strangely Familiar, Jaquier revisited some of the scenes of his 1969 Leeds pictures to re-photograph some of the original locations – with startling effect.

These works combine effectively with Peter Mitchell's striking images of Leeds since the 1970s.

Strangely Familiar: Photographs by Eric Jaquier and Peter Mitchell runs at the PSL Gallery, Leeds, until 10 May


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Tue 8 Apr 2008, 19:57 BST
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