Published by Steidl (Men/Women)
First published 2013
Hardback, clothbound 19.8 x 25.5 cm
Sequencing by Padraig Timoney and Tom Wood
Before moving to North Wales in 2003, Tom Wood had been photographing the people of his Liverpool neighbourhood for almost three decades. In these two volumes, Wood displays carefully edited photographs taken from his archives filled with artistic chronicles of the lives of men and women. Even though the pictures are not presented in a chronological order, Men and Women ends up being a book saturated with history, showing Liverpool in transition from its industrial past.
“They are not typically masculine or typical feminine…much more subtle. Both books have been made with much sympathy and love that we find ourselves in a world of softness and in a world of strength in both books, but seen from another side.”
Bertien van Manen, 2018