September 2018
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Hi, I’m Polly @pollybraden In 2017 the writer, Sally Williams and I spent a lot of time driving between Bristol, London and West Bromwich visiting the ten people who feature in our new book, Out of the Shadows: The untold story of people with learning disabilities. . . The first photo I would like to share is of Roy. Aged 14, Roy went into the gym at Saltwells children’s home with a box of matches and set fire to a pile of mattresses. He stood outside and watched the dramatic blaze. He says he saw it as a way of ending his ordeal. . . . . . #outoftheshadowsCJS #multistorytakeover #pollybraden #sallywilliams #midlandsartscentre #birmingham #photography #documentaryphotographs #journalism #multistory #community #art #autism #ACEmidlands #pollybraden #sallywilliams #criminaljustice #macbirmingham #prisonreform #artist #contemporaryphotography #participation #collaboration #MultistoryArtist #prison #prisons #supportedliving #NHS

NEWS : September 24, 2018

Hi, I’m Polly @pollybraden In 2017 the writer, Sally Williams and I spent a lot of time driving between Bristol, London and West Bromwich visiting the ten people who feature in our new book, Out of the Shadows: The untold story of people with learning disabilities. . . The first photo I would like to […]


At 19, John was sentenced to nearly four years in prison after being bullied into making a hoax phone call. Twelve years on, he was still locked up in a secure hospital unit. . . This is Sally Williams for the #MultistoryTakeover. Out of the Shadows: the untold story of people with autism or learning disabilities is a book and exhibition. The exhibition was commissioned by Multistory and produced in partnership with Midlands Art Centre, and will be exhibited at @mac_birmingham (Midlands Art Centre) from 8 September to 11 November, 2018. . . Image: John, Out of the Shadows, 2018 Polly Braden @pollybraden . . . . . #outoftheshadowsCJS #photography #documentaryphotography #journalism #photojournalism #multistory #community #art #autism #learningdisabilities #ACEmidlands #pollybraden #sallywilliams #criminaljustice #macbirmingham #prisonreform #artist #contemporaryphotography #participation #collaboration #MultistoryArtist #prison #prisons #supportedliving #NHS #CJS #mentalhealth

NEWS : September 15, 2018

At 19, John was sentenced to nearly four years in prison after being bullied into making a hoax phone call. Twelve years on, he was still locked up in a secure hospital unit. . . This is Sally Williams for the #MultistoryTakeover. Out of the Shadows: the untold story of people with autism or learning […]


Ask someone to think of a family and you might be able to predict their reply: a dad, a mom and two children, maybe one boy and one girl. Adverts show us these same families eating breakfast at the kitchen table, neat, happy, energetic and loving. But think a little longer; how many families do you know that follow this formula? . . Last few days to see #WeAreFamily #photography exhibition at Tipton Muslim Community Centre in #Tipton inc. photos from @martinparrstudio @mahtabhussain @lizhingley1 and @bruce_gilden from the Multistory archive. . . Check out our website for details of the tour. . . . . . #multistorycollection #multistoryarchive #archives #stories #sandwell #blackcountry #photography #blackcountrystories #family #community #exhibitiontour #libraries #photographers #exhibition

NEWS : September 3, 2018

Ask someone to think of a family and you might be able to predict their reply: a dad, a mom and two children, maybe one boy and one girl. Adverts show us these same families eating breakfast at the kitchen table, neat, happy, energetic and loving. But think a little longer; how many families do […]