Liverpool photographer, Ken Grant has been documenting his contemporaries since the mid-1980s. Predominantly shot in black and white, his images are grounded in familiarity - focusing on friendship, family and the day-to-day lives of the working class, all of whom reside within a couple of miles either side of the River Mersey in the North West of England.
Rooted in autobiography, and made over a fifteen year period, Grant's The Close Season offers us a unique insight into the Merseyside community in which he was born. As the buoyancy of Liverpool's industrial river trades slips away into history, there are few guarantees that are improvised and uncertain. Away from the defining nature of the workplace, Grant dwells on togetherness, and the intimate encounters of family life.