L8 Unseen

3 April to 6 September 2015

Portrait photo of Sandi Hughes

Sandi Hughes (DJ, Filmmaker, Visual Artist) by artist Othello De'Souza-Hartley, Liverpool 2015 © B3 Media

This exhibition has closed

L8 Unseen revealed the stories and experiences of a diverse range of people from the Liverpool 8 community. The exhibition uncovered the spirit and heritage of the area through filmed interviews and striking large-scale photographs taken by renowned photographer Othello De’Souza-Hartley.

The photographs were captured in buildings and places which have a special significance to L8 - many were founded on the proceeds of the city’s international trading links and the transatlantic slave trade.

The exhibition also included a range of historical images of L8 from the Liverpool 8 Old Photographs Facebook group, The Granby Street Archive project and Museum of Liverpool photographic collections.

young woman sitting on a board room table

Cherise Smith - Tiber Young People’s Steering Group by Othello De’Souza-Hartley © B3 Media

L8 Unseen was organised in partnership with B3 Media and National Museums Liverpool. The exhibition was part-funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

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L8 Create

Every picture tells a story, what's yours?

Visitors also got involved and shared their own photographs and stories of L8 through the L8 Create project.

exhibition display with photos and social media comments

L8 Create offered visitors the chance to add their photographs and stories to help us capture the spirit and heritage of L8 - past, present and future. 

During the exhibition, which has now closed, some of these photographs, memories and videos were featured in the L8 Create space in the exhibition itself.

The exhibition has now closed but if you have photos and memories of Liverpool 8 to share then you could do this through the Liverpool 8 Old Photographs Facebook group.

Man with his image shown on a large screen in a video booth

Photographer Othello De'Souza-Hartley was one of the first people to test the video booth in the exhibition, which visitors then used to record their stories.