2007 marks the 800th birthday of the Borough of Liverpool, which was created by Royal Charter in 1207. To mark the occasion Open Eye Gallery has produced The Water's Edge, a photographic commission, exhibition and book that explores a neglected area of the city's cultural history. It is concerned with the women who work, or worked, in and around the city's waterfront, or who have departed from it to work at sea.
An oral archive of these womens' stories was created by Dr Joanne Lacey. My remit was to photograph the woman herself rather than the woman at work.