Dave Sinclair was born in 1959 in Walton, Liverpool. By 1980, he was studying Art at Liverpool Polytechnic, where he developed an interest in the Liverpool urban landscape. Surrounded by derelict factories and docks, Dave started documenting his surroundings, processing and printing in black and white in a darkroom he built himself. He soon realised that photography was what he wanted to do for a living. In 1982, Dave joined the Militant and became involved in activities supporting Liverpool Labour Council's battle against Thatcher's cuts, travelling all over the country and documenting events with his photography. In 1986 he accepted a job as a photographer with the Militant and moved to London, making regular trips back to Liverpool to see his family. Dave has worked as official photographer for Tower Hamlets council since 2000. His photographs have been featured in several exhibitions, including 'The Dockers' which was exhibited in London Liverpool and extensively abroad, The 'School Student Strike' at the Bluecoat in Liverpool and 'Thatcher, Liverpool and the 80s' in Shoreditch.