May 19, 2018

Join us for the guided tour of outdoor exhibition Black Country Lungs today at 11am @lightwoods_house_and_park in Smethwick with photographer @corinnenoordenbos – it’s the open day so a good opportunity to see the house too!

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May 18, 2018

Wow! What a wonderful book and exhibition launch of @corinnenoordenbos Black Country Lungs yesterday @lightwoods_house_and_park. Thanks to everyone who joined us for a very special celebration of three years work. Here’s a few pics – more to share next week. . Corinne will lead a guided tour tomorrow at 11am @lightwoods_house_and_park – join us! . . #blackcountrylungs #celebration #launch #book #exhibition #corinnenoordenbos #multistory #photography #community

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May 15, 2018

This week we’ve been installing Black County Lungs in The Shakespeare Garden @lightwoods_house_and_park with @juneau_projects Here’s Derek under the blossom tree. Don’t miss the exhibition of photographs, moving images and first hand testimonies exploring life with #COPD from 17-31 May 2018. . . . . . #blackcountrylungs #corinnenoordenbos #sandwell #BlackCountry #community #portraits #photography #multistory #multistoryartist #lungs

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May 13, 2018

For the last #behindthescenes image of the making of Black Country Lungs that we’re sharing this week, here’s Corinne with Margaret and Derek, our very last photo shoot. . . Black Country Lungs culminates in a book and outdoor exhibition at @lightwoods_house_and_park (17-31 May 2018). Find out more on our website. . . . . . #Blackcountrylungs #lungs #multistory #multistoryartist #photography #corinnenoordenbos #sandwell #blackcountry

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May 12, 2018

The fear of not being able to catch your breath is a daily reality for most of the people whose stories you will encounter in Black Country Lungs. 15-metres is the maximum length of plastic tubing used with an oxygen concentrator in a person’s home. Many people with #COPD are connected to oxygen for hours at a time or cannot leave the house without carrying a portable oxygen canister. This has informed the curation of the exhibition #BlackCountryLungs. . . Photographer @corinnenoordenbos will be leading a FREE guided tour along with Janice, a project participant, on sat 19 May @ 11am. They will provide insights into developing the project, portraiture, working with communities and life with COPD. There are still places available but please book to avoid disappointment (link in bio). . . . . . #COPD #blackcountrylungs #multistory #multistoryartist #sandwell #sandwellcouncil #blackcountry #acemidlands @swbhnhs

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May 11, 2018

Here’s Derek the second time we visited him at home. Derek calls the community team from Sandwell Community Respiratory Service that visit him regularly ‘the angels.’ Over the course of the three-year project, Black Country Lungs @corinnenoordenbos set up her studio in hospitals, waiting rooms, and people’s homes -“eventually we were invited to visit people at home and this made a real difference to the project. We were the guests, meeting people with COPD on their terms. They wanted others to hear their stories and importantly, we could spend time listening to them.” . . This week we’re sharing #behindthescenes photographs from the making of Black Country Lungs, our new book and exhibition with @CorinneNoordenbos . . Black Country Lungs is a large book, designed by Ben Weaver, made up of 20 photographs and stories of people with COPD. The book will be gifted to participants, health centres, hospitals, schools and libraries in Sandwell. There are also be limited copies to purchase via our online shop for £20.00 plus P&P . . . . . #blackcountrylungs #multistory #multistoryartist #sandwell #lungs #corinnenoordenbos #ACEMidlands #lightwoodshouse #newbook #lungs

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May 10, 2018

With each international artist commission, while working with us, it’s important for them to get a sense of the area and sample local cuisine. Here’s a pic of @corinnenoordenbos at Mad O’Rourke’s World Famous Pie Factory back in 2015. . . This week we’re posting #behindthescenes photographs from the making of Black Country Lungs . . Join Corinne for a guided exhibition tour at @lightwoods_house_and_park on Sat 19th May at 11am. Follow link in bio for more info. . . #MultistoryArtist #Multistory #outandabout #photography #tipton #sandwell #piefactory #corinnenoordenbos #blackcountrylungs

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May 9, 2018

For the rest of this week we’re sharing #behindthescenes photographs from the making of Black Country Lungs, our new book and exhibition with @CorinneNoordenbos The exhibition is at @lightwoods_house_and_park from 17 – 31 May and the book is available to pre-order from our online shop. Here’s Corinne taking Graham’s portrait at home. We met Graham via TWIRL (The Wolverhampton Integrated Respiratory Lifestyle Project). . . . . . #MultistoryArtist #Multistory #outandabout #photography #BlackCountryLungs #lungs #respiratory #britishlungfoundation #sandwellcouncil #ACEMidlands

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