A story told in pictures
Next Tuesday 25 March sees Some Cities, the Birmingham city-wide photography project aimed at telling stories of the city through photographs taken by residents, Every picture tells a story, provide an update on the project and the work of two bursary award winners.
Driven by an ambition to see Birmingham as a UK centre of photography, a claim that already has firm foundations in the national photography collections held in the Library of Birmingham, the project invites photographers of all abilities to share their experiences and stories of Birmingham with the world.
Some Cities bursary award winners Attilio Fiumarella and Stephen Burke, who both chose to produce works in Balsall Heath, will present a discussion on their recent findings and the projects they have undertaken.
Attilio Fiumarella is an Italian photographer whose work has been exhibited in Italy, Portugal and the UK and who chose the Moseley Road Baths' building, Pooling Memories, for his 'Cocoon Project'. The project aims to represent the pool's users in atmosphere inspired by a butterfly and it's cocoon using light to show users absorbing the essence of the pool and their relationship to it.
Attilio explains: ‘The cocoon provides the butterfly with enough energy for a new life. In the same way, in this imaginary world we will create together, the users will absorb the swimming pool’s essence, keeping the heritage alive.’
Picture copyright to Attilio Fiumarella, reproduced from http://www.some-cities.org.uk/events
Stephen Burke is a recent graduate of Falmouth University and is interested in exploring the concept of 'community' and lives and works in Birmingham.
Picture copyright to Stephen Burke, reproduced from http://www.some-cities.org.uk/events
The presentations will be followed by an overview of Some Cities.
The free event takes place at 7pm in the Hexagon Theatre, MAC; http://www.some-cities.org.uk/events.