Birmingham is to take a step closer to becoming one of the UK’s leading centres for creative photography and has launched a major new community project led by people who live and work in the city.
The Some Cities initiative, supported by Arts Council England, the University of Birmingham, mac Birmingham and Birmingham City Council, will equip photographers of all abilities with the skills to capture stories through images, sharing them via the dedicated online platform www.some-cities.org.uk.
The project, which will deliver a series of talks, workshops and courses on digital, analogue and documentary photography, along with access to darkroom facilities over the next four months and two £600 bursaries to commission and produce new work, officially opened for submission on Friday 15 November 2013.
Some Cities, devised and produced by Birmingham-based creative professionals Andrew Jackson and Dan Burwood, is being piloted in the South Birmingham area of Balsall Heath before an eventual roll-out across the city.
Photographs submitted to Some Cities will contribute to an extensive and authentic digital archive of life in Birmingham, and the project aims to bring together budding and professional photographers to create conversations, partnerships and collaborations examining the city we live and work in through images.
Images can be submitted to the project directly via www.some-cities.org.uk, and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags
#somecities and #brumfotos.
Some Cities launched at Darkrooms Birmingham, The Old Print Works, on Friday 15 November 2013.
For further information on submissions and commissions, or to book a place for individual talks, workshops and courses visit www.some-cities.org.uk
Images credit: Alun Severn and Lisa Williams.
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