Corrie photographer Rob Evans captures the people behind the characters in this beautiful collection of photographs. Throughout Corrie's 50th Anniversary year, he took a series of stunning cast portraits on the Street.  The photographs will form an exhibition at Manchester-based gallery, Generation Pop on Friday 28 January. The pictures will be on show to the public until Wednesday 16 February 2011.

On Thursday 17 February the gallery will hold a VIP star-studded charity auction of the signed images with all proceeds going to the Coronation Street 50th anniversary appeal. During the exhibition the public will be able to make silent bids for any of the signed photographs whilst at the gallery.

Rob Evans said: "I’ve been Coronation Street's photographer for three years and it’s a unique job, and a unique place to work. The cast work really hard creating the characters we all know and love on-screen, yet they are so rarely seen as themselves -  however the 50th Anniversary year gave me the chance to create this exhibition, the concept of which is to portray the actors I've come to know. These images capture just that - the real people behind the characters, but surrounded with elements that relate to their Corrie world."

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