May 22, 2017

Look forward to welcoming guests to acclaimed South African photographer #DavidGoldblatt’s talk tonight, at #WestBromwich #TownHall. David will discuss ‘Ex-offenders at Scene of Crime’ his new project in partnership with Multistory which explores #crime through #photographs and #lifestories of #ex-offenders in the #UK and #SouthAfrica. ‘Given South Africa’s history and present conditions… I, in fear, humiliation, helplessness and anger at hold-ups threatening force and knives and guns, have asked: Who is doing this to us? Who are you? Are you monsters? Are you ordinary people – if there are such? How did you come to this? What is your life? Could you be my children? Could I be you? I decided to explore these questions through photographs and words.’ – David Goldblatt Image: Gerry went through the roofs of pharmacies many times to rob their Dangerous Drugs safes. Bushberry Lane, Wolverhampton, 18 October 2012 David Goldblatt

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May 22, 2017

Great 3-page piece in yesterday’s Observer Review on ‘A Room of Their Own’, our new project with #MagnumPhotographer Susan Meiselas and women in a Black Country refuge. “Turning its pages, the first thing you notice is how startlingly few people appear in the pictures she took over several months in 2015 and 2016 (a period when, as their funds were cut, the refuges “had to downsize fairly dramatically”). On the rare occasions when a woman can be seen, her face may be obscured; the presence of any children is usually indicated only by the sight of scattered toys and tiny T-shirts drying on radiators.” – Rachel Cooke Made in partnership with @CreativeBlackCountry #ACEMidlands #MagnumPhotos #SusanMeiselas #womeninrefuge #Multistory #BlackCountryStories

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May 20, 2017

Susan Meiselas talking about #ARoomofTheirOwn, a new book with @multistory made with, for and about women in a Black Country refuge. Book design @bvwnr and supported by @creativeblackcountry. @thephotographersgallery thanks for having us. Find out more at multistory.org.uk/project/susan-meiselas/

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May 20, 2017

We’re here with #SusanMeiselas signing books at Rizzoli Book Shop @SomersetCCC #photolondonfair17

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May 19, 2017

‘Only when I actually entered a refuge and found openness to start a dialogue, did I begin to imagine creating work that could connect women, whose lives had been most deeply impacted, with women who could listen and learn from them.’ – Susan Meiselas. Still time to book tickets for artist talk with #SusanMeiselas at @thephotographersgallery tomorrow at 4pm. Susan will be talking about #ARoomofTheirOwn her new book with @multistory. See their website to book tickets. Image: Ritu’s room, a refuge in the Black Country, 2016 Susan Meiselas #ARoomoftheirOwn #newbook #blackcountryrefuge #creativeblackcountry #magnumphotos

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May 11, 2017

It’s arrived! Our new book with photographer #SusanMeiselas. A Room of Their Own is a visual narrative combining photographs, first hand testimonies and original art works. It was created through a series of collaborative workshops with Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas and women in refuge, in the Black Country, over 2015 and 2016. A Room of Their Own is a partnership project with @multistory and @creativeblackcountry (as part of ACE Creative People & Places Programme). Available to preorder from our shop: multistory.org.uk/shop #ARoomofTheirOwn #Multistory #Publication #womeninrefuge #SusanMeiselas #magnumphotos #creativeblackcountry

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May 4, 2017

It’s a pleasure to have photographer #CorinneNoordenbos in the #blackcountry for the final photo shoot of the project. Once again we’ll be visiting people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) and asking them to share their stories. #copd #community #photography #blackcountry #stories #behindthescenes

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April 27, 2017

Blind sweet tasting at special screening of Martin Parr’s film Teddy Gray’s Sweet Factory. Lovely to see the Teddy Gray family again. Thanks to all to came. #teddygray #sweets #documentary #film #sandwelllibraries

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