By Claire Wearn
Still open until April 7th, New Art Gallery Walsall host Martin Parr’s interim exhibition offering an insight into the second year of Black Country Stories, commissioned and produced by Multistory.
Now half way through the project we wanted to offer a taste of what Martin had captured after spending 2011 in Walsall. You can see the archive of Martin’s Walsall photographs along with a selection of prints that are hung. The exhibition features oral history recordings from people we met along the way and also artefacts from some of the places we visited.
As we have another two years to go we ask you for your own suggestions about what we should include in this documentary archive project about everyday life in the Black Country. Tell us your favourite cafe, shop, club, what events are on or where you used to work… Martin will spend 2012 in Wolverhampton so help us to find the best bits!
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Blog photographs by Jonathan Shaw, courtesy of NAGW, 2012