Rovers will feature in a new exhibition at the National Football Museum, which showcases the work of renowned football photographer Stuart Roy Clarke.
The 12-month display will showcase a hand-picked selection of Clarke’s favourite images, documenting the changing face of the beautiful game as seen through his lens.
Rovers are one of the clubs featured, with images including ‘Welcome to Ewood Park’, which Clarke describes as: “Rovers are knocking on the door of the top Division [in 1990], they are being watched by Jack Walker, who will buy the club he has supported all his life, get Kenny Dalglish back into football as Rovers manager, and storm the League once more – pushing the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United to one side.”
The collection of images has been taken over Clarke’s 30-year-long career and capture what happens off the pitch as much as what happens on it.
The exhibition will be updated throughout its run, with guest photographers including Britain’s first female sports photographer, Hy Money and Manchester City’s official photographer, Victoria Haydn.
Stuart Roy Clarke, said: “My thoughts have always been around uniting the fans and followers of the game.
"Football is about so much more than what happens on the pitch; everyone has their own personal perspective, and this is mine – one that I have been lucky enough to capture and document for the last 30 years.
“These images are some of my favourites and capture the transformation of the top five leagues over the past three decades.”
The exhibition opens this Friday (23rd March 2018) and runs until March 2019.
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