Faces of 2022 : Birmingham 2022 Festival

Faces of 2022

Birmingham 2022 Festival presents FACES OF 2022, a celebratory project about pride, place, identity and heritage. A Creative City Project generously supported by Birmingham City Council.

The photography project, in collaboration with the people of Perry Barr, will see artists working with groups and individuals in the area to capture stories, share family photographs and take part in workshops. Perry Barr is at the heart of the Commonwealth Games and at the heart of the city, the people of this distinct place are proud Birmingham residents with amazing stories to tell and contributions to be celebrated.

Artists will be working in the area to lead workshops and to create artwork that will be exhibited in public spaces during Birmingham 2022. A series of new portraits, by renowned and acclaimed photographer Maryam Wahid, will be made of individuals who have contributed to culture and community in Perry Barr. In addition, workshops with local people will take place where participants will be invited to illustrate and to share their unique histories, experiences and stories of their lives.

If you live or work in Perry Barr and would like to take part in this unique project please email us at hello@grainphotographyhub.co.uk

Further information on the public exhibitions will be available on our website and social media over the next few months.

FACES OF 2022 is a partnership between GRAIN Projects and the Black Arts Forum for Birmingham 2022, and is generously supported by Arts Council England and National Heritage Lottery Fund.

Image Credit: Vidya Patel, by Maryam Wahid

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