Gallery of Old Mancunians
The corridors of MGS are lined with countless photographs of Old Mancunians who have distinguished themselves nationally and internationally. These include a Nobel Prize winner, a Fields Medal recipient, a former chairman of the CBI, a former director of the National Theatre, sporting legends, writers, entrepreneurs, musicians, journalists, actors ... the list goes on.
Many of these portraits were taken by OM and renowned photographer Sefton Samuels (MGS 1942-1947) who has captured the images of notable Old Mancunians for more than half a century.Sefton is known for his photojournalistic portrayal of northern England and was described by painter LS Lowry as his favourite photographer. Sefton has over a century of photos in national galleries, including a staggering 68 images in the National Portrait Gallery alone.
Many OMs still remain to be photographed and the Development Office is always open to suggestions of new OM targets!