Iconic photographer Shirley Baker spent a day at Ringway Airport in 1987 capturing the experiences of travellers. In October you’ll be able to see the photographs, in all their eighties glory, when they go on display in Manchester Central Library.

Baker was famed for her street photography of working class inner-city areas. Born in Kersal in 1932, she studied photography at Manchester College of Technology and then the London College of Printing. She started work as an industrial photographer for fabric manufacturers, Courtaulds before working freelance and as a writer and photographer on various magazines, books and newspapers, including The Guardian.

The exhibition will run from October 5 at Manchester Central Library. Get a sneak preview of some of the images below. You’ll find more on the Archives+ partnership’s Flickr photography site.

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