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Claire Wray

1988. Manchester, England. 

“Quite often, street photography pays attention to extraordinary occurrences within a city. In contrast to the unusual and sometimes fantastical, Claire Wray manages to capture the more realistic, everyday perspective of the daily life of Manchester.

Wray’s ever-changing ‘Manc’ characters and backdrops show Manchester for its true self. The delightful personalities to be found on public transport, the caffeine-addicts through steamy café windows and the rushing feet of business along rainy pavements. We are not only given a taste of Manchester, but a rushing, blurry, reflection of Britain as a grumpy, ageing, multicultural nation.

- Article Magazine. 

"A sense of permanence, like an old idea of a dystopian future," is how David Kerekes describes the photographs of Claire Wray. "The characters captured in Claire’s photographs being the landscape, while everything around them is merely passing through.” 

- Headpress Magazine 

Alley Cat Books

Established January 2020. 

Alley Cat Books is the independent publishing outlet of Claire Wray. 

All zines available for purchase here 

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Prints of most images are available upon request. Please contact me for details. 

My preference is to print 8x12 inches on 11x14 paper or 9.5x14 inches on 12 x16 paper. C-Type Satin Matt. 

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