Paul Trevor's biography

London-born Paul Trevor first came to Liverpool in December 1974 aged 27, as one of three photographers collaborating on a project to document inner city deprivation in the UK and people's responses to it. They photographed and recorded interviews in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow and Belfast producing a book 'Survival Programmes: In Britain's Inner Cities' (Open University Press, 1982).

Paul stayed in Liverpool for six months, but only a fraction of his work in the city was ever used. Most of the images are being seen for the first time in this exhibition.

Between 1973 and 2000 Paul worked on the Eastender Archive, an extensive project which offered a personal record of the changing community near his home in Brick Lane, East London. Several of these photographs were included in the London Street Photography exhibition, at the Museum of London in 2011.

Paul attended the National Film and Television School. He was a founder member of the Exit Photography Group and the Half Moon Photography Workshop - publisher of the influential Camerawork magazine.

His photographs have been exhibited internationally since the 1970s and are in public and private collections around the world. The photographs from this exhibition are now part of the Museum of Liverpoolcollection.

For more information please visit Paul Trevor's website.

photo of Paul Trevor with a group of children standing on and around a car

Paul Trevor in Mozart Street, Toxteth, Liverpool 8 in 1975 © Paul Trevor
See a larger version of this photo, reference P-293-09, on Flickr