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Picture Birmingham Exhibition at the Library of Birmingham

  • Date: 11th December 2018 - 30th January 2019
  • Every day
  • Location: Library of Birmingham ,
    Centenary Square,
    Broad Street,
    Birmingham B1 2ND
  • Time: 11:00 - 17:00
  • Cost: Free

A photographic day in the life of Birmingham


You only need look around you to recognise that Birmingham is an ever-changing city, and its changing nature has been documented through Archives in various formats for centuries, a relatively recent format being photography!

On the 8th September 2018, Birmingham Archives & Collections in collaboration with Michael Hallett, held a photography workshop as part of Birmingham Heritage Week! The aim of the workshop was to capture the city on one day as seen by citizens and visitors, and was open to anyone. After a brief introduction by Michael (a photographer and teacher who has his photography collection here in the Archives at the Library), an explanation of the activity, and guidance on how to make the most of using mobile devices, participants went out to capture the city or a moment in the city.

What we now have on display is a selection of the photographs taken on that day. These and others will be permanently preserved in the Archives, and therefore will form a part of the Birmingham’s visual memory  – come and see the results!

Cafe Mezzanine, Library of Birmingham


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