Black and white photo of a young boy running by a building

Don McCullin, Liverpool c. 1970 © Don McCullin

Photographing the North West invited Tate Collective to submit a photograph in response to the Don McCullin exhibition at Tate Liverpool. Tate Collective were challenged to capture their experience of this year by taking a photograph that embodied the themes of hope and the future. In celebration of their creativity, a selection of entries feature on billboards and posters across Liverpool. From 7-19 April, you can find them at these locations:

  • 101 West Derby Road, L6 9BY
  • 19/21 Prescot Street, L7 8UE
  • 64 Tithebarn Street, L2 2EE 
  • 96 Holt Road (2 billboards), L7 2PR
  • Club 051, Brownlow Hill (billboard and 6 posters), L3 5SB
  • 17/19 Parliament Street, L1 0BY

The Results

We received over 200 submissions for this open call. 30 photos were chosen for the billboards by our panel of judges, a group of creative professionals, curators and young people. All those selected are paid for use of their work. The selected photos will also be displayed in the studio at Tate Liverpool, when the gallery reopens.

Scroll down to see the billboard sites and chosen photos.

THE SELECTED PHOTOS

West Derby Road

photograph of Tate Collective billboard with photographs

© Robin Clewley

 A male presenting person sits in a colourful room

Samuel Shonn of Sammy’s Cocktail Bar by Daniel Harvey Gonzalez

 A large block of flats with only one light on and a person standing in the window

Isolation by Callum Cole

 A person stands facing away from the camera looking over a beach

A Call to the Future by Kitty Abberton

 An elderly lady poses for the camera

Cumbria (2019) No. 2 by Emma Jayne Jemson

 A train travelling through green countryside

Safe travels, Neston by Connor Maxwell

 A set of lockers, some of which are open and spilling paper

Breaktime by Anthony Wilde

 A person paints the outside of Time Café

Time Café by Lucy Hope James

 3 elderly people deep in conversation facing the sea

Afternoon Natter by the Mersey by Emma Giaretto

 A person is captured smoking through the window of a bus

Perpetuation by Aidan West

 An older person looks at a projected photograph of their younger self 

Me to Me by Molly Jayne Banton

Prescot Street

 photograph of Tate Collective billboard of photograph responses

© Robin Clewley

 A Black person holds up a fist in triumph

A Flicker of Hope by Sean Tadman

 A man holding out a fist. The word rich is tattooed on his knuckles

Harry Arthur, Homeless in Liverpool by Harry Saundry

A group run happily across a field

The Sefton Stampede by Daisy Belknap

 A couple look away from the camera down a snowy street

Couple on Canning Street by Megan O'Donnell

 A set of lockers, some of which are open and spilling paper

Breaktime by Anthony Wilde

 A cleaner sweeps an extremely messy scene at Liverpool docklands

Cleanse by Joe Martin Thomas

 A person is captured smoking through the window of a bus

Perpetuation by Aidan West

 A messy shop scene which looks out onto the sea

The Shop at Glasson Dock by Charlotte Akrill

A rocky sea landscape on an overcast day

Thurstaston Beach by George Jones

Tithebarn Street

 photograph of Tate Collective billboard with photograph responses

© Robin Clewley

 A portrait of a man with pigeons on his head

Barry by Amelia Jones

 A group of young people playing football in the middle of a road

Cranborne by Oisin Askin

 A person stands facing away from the camera looking over a beach

A Call to the Future by Kitty Abberton

Holt Road

photograph of Tate Collective billboard with photograph responses

© Robin Clewley

Two people paint an old house

Painters on Rodney Street by Erin Tisdale

 A person happily rollerskates through a city at night

Skate by Declan Fogarty

 A scene showing old and new buildings in a cityscape

The Past is Foreign Country by Charlie Bird

 A snowy hilly scene where a medieval wall spans far and wide

The Wall by Benedict Cave

A rocky sea landscape on an overcast day

Thurstaston Beach by George Jones

 A large block of flats with only one light on and a person standing in the window

Isolation by Callum Cole

 A cleaner sweeps an extremely messy scene at Liverpool docklands

Cleanse by Joe Martin Thomas

Brownlow Hill

 photograph of Tate Collective billboard with photograph responses

© Robin Clewley

photograph of Tate Collective billboard with photograph responses 

© Robin Clewley

A row of houses adorned with Liverpool flags

Unity is Strength by Oliver O’Callaghan

 An elderly couple smile and wave at the camera

True Scouse Love by Jake Jervis

 Two people ride on a bike in front of a lit christmas tree

giz-a-lift by Deividas Toleikis

3 elderly people deep in coversation facing the sea

Afternoon Natter by the Mersey by Emma Giaretto

An empty street at sunset

Empty Warrington by Rowan Cooke

 A person can be seen on the opposite platform in-between two train carriages

Preston Railway Station by Alexander Elson

A person runs down a leafy street covered in billboards

Untitled by Edward Jones

Parliament Street

photograph of Tate Collective billboard with photograph responses

© Robin Clewley

 A photo of a dark underpass

onwards & upwards by Daisy Elizabeth Arkwright

 A Black person holds up a fist in triumph

A Flicker of Hope by Sean Tadman

This open call was produced in collaboration with the Tate Collective Producers in Liverpool.

Tate Collective is supported by Jean and Melanie Salata with additional support from Garfield Weston Foundation, The Rothschild Foundation, and Tate Patrons.