Part of the large scale participatory art initiative, Inside Out has arrived in Birmingham. A group of Birmingham based photographers have launched Lost Stories which focuses on some of the forgotten voices of the city – the aging generation. The group have met with, photographed and interviewed over 40 participants, whose portraits now line the walls of Navigation Street in Birmingham city centre. Continue reading
Grabbing your phone, snapping a pic and uploading it on to your chosen social media site has become as everyday as eating dinner (and sometimes we get to see plenty of photos of those too). But if your creative endeavours stretch further than a snap of your cat looking cute then Some Cities is a new initiative that aims to equip photographers of all abilities with the skills to capture stories through images and share them via a dedicated online platform at www.some-cities.org.uk. Continue reading
Over the years Wolverhampton has proven itself as a hub of artistic genius. From the ‘Father of photography’ Oscar Rejlander’s remarkable work, to the ever adaptable Bennett Clark’s portraits, the city has contributed a lot to the world of photography. Continue reading
What’s The Focus? is an exhibition of the best photographs submitted in response to an open call. Photographers willing to be exhibited at The Public are welcomed to submit their work. The challenge is your photographic response to the following quote by Harold Pinter: Apart from the known and the unknown, what else is there? Pictures should be sent by Monday, 30th of September. The successful works will be displayed during the exhibition at The Public. For more information and to apply go to www.pailwestmidlands.co.uk.
Lomography is coming to Birmingham on the 23rd January and sticking around for four whole months of analogue fun in their newly adopted home at Selfridges and to celebrate the opening of the all new Pop Up Store Area Culture Guide has teamed up with lomo to offer readers the chance to take part in two photography workshops free of charge. Continue reading
The kooky world of Lomography is coming to Birmingham, heading our way with loads of cameras, piles of film and goodies galore for three hours of photography fun. Continue reading
This Friday 28 January 2011, mac Birmingham will be the venue hosting a range of exciting FREE workshops at Bright Space’s Creative Careers Festival . The workshops are open to anyone between the ages of 13-18 year old. We’ve got details of the FASHION & PHOTOGRAPHY workshops happening…
The SHOUT Festival (running until 23rd November), in conjunction with Eye to Eye – a newly formed group of women artists and photographers – is hosting Women Photographers! Take Up Your Cameras!
Obscured by Martin Pickard & A Different Perspective by Louise Holgate
The Moseley Exchange, Alcester Road, Moseley
2 November – January 2011
This November, the Moseley Exchange is hosting a joint photography exhibition, by local talents Martin Pickard and Louise Holgate.
Martin Pickard’s ‘Obscured’ collection is the result of capturing abstract images from experiments with motion. Pickard, who works as a senior technician at the Hippodrome, has created images for the BBC, ING Bank and The Southbank Centre, but this is his first exhibition; ‘It’s one thing showing things to family and friends, I’m more nervous of this than an opening night for the biggest musical’. Continue reading