‘Reds’ – Andrew Redmond – met documentary photographer Karin Albinsson after completing a prison sentence. When ‘Reds’ told Karin of the 1000 photos he had taken and lost six years ago, this project was born. During the last couple of years, they have met up regularly to retake the photos lost.
Reds has spent most of his life in and out of institutions and during the project he has rebuilt his life. While Reds rediscover Manchester through connecting to graffiti and street art, Karin captures his stories.
The Exhibition include nine collages with 2400 photos of graffiti and street art with a storyline under each collage. Andrew wants people to know he is a man who cares about people and his city, despite his past. Andrew is a volunteer at Volition, Manchester Cathedral, who are supporting him in his rehabilitation.