Women's Market

Women’s Market by Tom Wood

A new photo book by Tom Wood invites readers into the world of Great Homer Street Market. Women’s Market, published by STANLEY/BARKER, includes images taken over the course of almost 20 years.

Wood will be signing copies of Women’s Market  at The Photographers’ Gallery from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, September 13.

© Tom Wood, from the book Women’s Market, published by STANLEY/BARKER

Great Homer Street Market

Between 1978 and 1999 Tom Wood spent his Saturday mornings at Great Homer Street Market.

Set just outside the centre of Liverpool, the retail market had its own unique, more relaxed identity.

Complete with his Leica and out of date film, Wood made vibrant and real photographs of the shoppers as they hunted for bargains and met up with friends and family.

“I was first introduced to Great Homer Street market in 1975, by a girlfriend with family in Dingle, Liverpool,” says Wood.

“At that time, I bought two double-breasted Worsted-wool three-piece suits and a three-buttoned pinstripe suit with turn ups, for a total of four pounds.

“I thought, “what a great market!” It was vast then down both sides of the street, but by the time I began to photograph the second-hand clothes had all but disappeared.

“Yet the market was still crowded with the same mothers and daughters who for generations had frequented ‘Greatie’.”

© Tom Wood, from the book Women’s Market, published by STANLEY/BARKER

Women’s Market

To order a copy of Women’s Market, priced £34.99, visit www.stanleybarker.co.uk.

The hard-back edition is 100 pages.

A special edition version includes 30 hand prints at 10×8″ produced by Spectrum Photographic.

Main image: © Tom Wood, from the book Women’s Market, published by STANLEY/BARKER

Women's Market
© Tom Wood, from the book Women’s Market, published by STANLEY/BARKER
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Women's Market
© Tom Wood, from the book Women’s Market, published by STANLEY/BARKER