October 8, 2019

⁣⁣ We are interested in working with artists who see the act of archiving from social and cultural perspectives questioning who and what is being recorded and which stories are being represented?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Black Country Sikhs is told in the words of local people. The interviews raise many of the issues being tackled by the Sikh community. There are stories of the violent racism encountered and the resilience that it took to carry on. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The book is illustrated with photography from local archives and also from the work of photographers who documented the life of Black Country people over the years, such as Anand Chhabra, John Fallon, John Harris, Nick Hedges, Brendan Jackson, Naresh Pall, Martin Parr, Larrie Tiernan and Herbert Walters. The book was produced by Graham Peet.⁣ ⁣⁣ Head over to @bop_bristol for more takeovers in the run up to the festival.

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October 8, 2019

We’ll be participating in @bop_bristol festival on 19 & 20 October 2019, a brand new photobook festival based at Paintworks in Bristol. In the lead up to the festival we took over BOP’s account, hlighting some of the publications we’ve produced in the past- here are a few of those posts!⁣ ⁣ Multistory publishes work made with, for and by the local community. It’s important to us that any publication we produce is affordable, and accessible to the local community, rather than being made with the art market in mind. All of our publications cost £20 and under, and are sold for a discount price at local community events, as well as being gifted to participants.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ The Cracker is a series of portraits of teenagers living in Tipton between 2018 and early 2019, made by photographer Laura Pannack. The project takes its title from the area of scrubland that Laura photographed the teenagers in. ‘The Cracker’, as it’s referred to locally, is a youth club without walls and without rules. Laura was fascinated by how this unassuming space has taken on a greater meaning for the young people that live nearby. Through her photographs, she aims to explore the friendships, the unique language and tradition of the area and the characters that, “should not be lost or ignored”.⁣ ⁣ The publication was launched at a community event for local residents in May 2019 and will be available to buy @bop. The book was designed by Kerry Leslie.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Captions: Jack, 2018 Laura Pannack⁣⁣ The Cracker, 2018 Laura Pannack⁣

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September 25, 2019

Hanna, Victoria & Kamila, during Polish Saturday School. The school was set up to bring the local Polish community together and to teach younger generations about their heritage.⁣ ⁣ Photo credit: Hana, Victoria & Kamila, Polish Saturday School, May 2018 Jon Tonks⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #jontonks #storiesofhome #multistory #creativeblackcountry #community #sandwellcouncil #ACE #ArtsCouncilEngland #sandwell #blackcountry #polishculturalweek

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September 24, 2019

Tomorrow (Wednesday) join photographer @corinnenoordenbos and project participants’ Don and Ann for a Guided Tour of Black Country Lungs followed by refreshments and a chance to share your #COPD story. Free, all welcome. Starts 10.30am – meet at the Sister Dora Statue, Level 1, Walsall Manor Hospital. . . #blackcountrylungs #multistory #walsall #copd #photography #art #community #photographyexhibition #artsandhealth

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September 23, 2019

There’s still time to book onto the Black Country Lungs event programme: a guided tour & coffee morning on 25 September (10.30-12.30) and symposium on 26 September (9.30-1pm) exploring how interdisciplinary collaboration can inspire new forms of understanding in the health sector. #corinnenoordenbos Both events are absolutely free and take place at Walsall Manor Hospital. Book via Multistory’s website. . . Thanks to @justaskatinas for the pic of the Black Country Lungs exhibition taken at @lightwoods_house in May 2018

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September 20, 2019

Extinction Rebellion – Climate Strike – young people = hope

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September 19, 2019

Photography for Whom is a new publication focused on socially-engaged photography that was launched during Blast! Festival 2019. Published twice yearly, Photography For Whom seeks to highlight significant work of the past and to generate debate around contemporary practice. The journal brings writing and practice from the community photography movement back into circulation from sources which are out of print, largely unknown or difficult to access. Each issue presents a historic text alongside newly commissioned writing.⁣ ⁣ @Anthony_Luvera @photogaphy_for_whom @grain_projects⁣ ⁣ Purchase a copy via: http://bit.ly/2lSx3La⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #photographyforwhom #grainprojects #multistory #jonstewart #derekbishton #brianhomer #johnreardon #handsworthselfportrait #trevorappleson #portablestudio #heinznigg #communitymedia #kieranconnell #communityphotography #britishphotographyhistory #sociallyengagedphotography #socialpractic #photographyandcollaboration #community #collaboration

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New Commissions 2019-20

September 17, 2019

As part of our ongoing programme of commissions, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be working with photographers Alison Baskerville and Karren Visser this year.   ALISON BASKERVILLE P.M.T 2018 © Sabiheh Awanzai Alison Baskerville is a West Midlands based artist and documentary photographer, who is a current resident artist at Grand Union gallery studios […]

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