Len Grant is a manchester based photographer and writer. He specialises in urban renewal and social issues. The work I’m looking into is the work ‘After the Bomb’ series. Grant was commissioned by both Millennium Manchester and Richardson Developments (the developers of The Printworks complex).
They wanted him to photograph the destruction process and rebuild of the buildings destroyed by the IRA bomb on the 15th June 1996. His work was featured on the 100-metre hoarding in the city centre for over two years exhibiting what he’s photographed.
I’ve decided to look at Grant’s work on the redevelopment of Manchester City centre as it is still a recent event and reconstruction. But with this rebuild, it wouldn’t have been necessary until the 15th June, the development is forced. It had to be done.