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Cityco photography show kicks off

 13th Jul 2010

In a bid to promote Manchester as an accessible photography destination, a three-week exhibition displaying amateur photography kicks off this month.

The show, which has been organised by Cityco, the city centre management company, will display images taken by the 112 people who took part in Manchester's first Open City photography day, held in May.

The May event was hosted by five renowned Manchester photographers - Aidan O'Rourke, Andrew Brooks, Len Grant, Paul Herrmann and Mark Page.

Entry to the event, to be held in the Triangle Shopping Centre in the heart of the city, is free of charge. Cityco is keen to encourage both amateur and professional photographers to take to the streets to capture the essence of Manchester.

Vaughan Allen, chief executive of Cityco, said, "The exhibition is a celebration of Manchester through the lens.

“If it inspires more people to take up photography and capture the essence of our wonderful city, then together we'll have achieved something really special,” he added.

Michelle Atack, marketing manager for the Triangle Shopping Centre said, "We're really pleased to host this exhibition as we're always looking for ways to add value to our shopping experience.

“As Mancunians we are all very proud of our city and this really comes across in the pictures on display. I'm sure this is going to be a popular attraction for visitors in the coming weeks,” she added.

The exhibition is open 10am to 6pm from 9 to 29 July.

Check out some of the images from the open city day at http://www.flickr.com/photos/citycomanchesteropencity