Etihad Stadium set for Stuart Roy Clarke photo exhibition
- 15 August 2012 14:05
- Posted by Mark Booth
"Homes of Football" photographer Stuart Roy Clarke to present a new exhibition on photographs taken on 13 May 2012.
On what shaped up to be an historic day, May 13th 2012, Manchester City FC invited the "legendary" Homes of Football photographer Stuart Roy Clarke to bring his curious eye to the Etihad to witness history.
Clarke, along with his accomplice Lucinda Helen Grange arrived in good time - weaved their way through the surrounding streets, through City Square and its throng until such a time, indeed kick-off, when they headed for the upper tiers of the stadium itself.
In the expectation that the rafters would be raised a few inches by excitement and noise-level.
History, as with these photos, will show that the match didn't quite go to plan ...and what ensued was an emotional roller-coaster ride not a single City fan of any age had ever experienced before.
"Then there was to be the procession around the town the following day."
Thirty-two large-scale photographic artworks presented outdoors in Etihad's City Square for the duration 18th August - 1st September 2012, embracing two of Manchester City's home fixtures: the opening game of the season, defending their Premiership crown, and a re-match vs. Queens Park Rangers, their opponents that historic day of 13th May.
You can get a quote for a print from this remarkable collection by emailing Stuart on: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also visit Manchester's National Football Museum where Stuart's Homes of Football collection currently resides on a semi-permanent basis.
Got a photo of your own from that fateful day you'd like to share? Upload and edit it using Instagram and tag it #cityphotocomp to go into the draw to win a brand new City home shirt.