25 September 2008

Bournville's high street

If we move further towards Bournville's high street, we find a lovely row of old-fashioned shops.


mannanan said...

I remember it well. I just lived up the road from here. Thanks again.

Gail's Man said...

I was there in late April through work. Stopped off at Cadburyworld too. I love my trips out!

Marty said...

Sparkbrook Pride by Pogus Caesar

Birmingham-based photographer and film maker Pogus Caesar launches a new book, specially commissioned by Be Birmingham and published by Punch and OOM Gallery Archive.

'Sparkbrook Pride' consists of 70 black and white photographs featuring residents of Sparkbrook, Birmingham, UK – where Pogus grew up – all taken with his trademark Canon Sureshot camera.

The book also has a foreword written by poet and author Benjamin Zephaniah and an introduction by Paris-based photographer Nigel Dickinson.

In the foreword Zephaniah says "I love the 'rawness' of these photos, they have a sense of place, yet nothing is staged, and the only information Pogus gives us about those featured is how they define themselves, nothing more. We need no more. So people - it is down to us to piece together the rest of this multicultural puzzle".

Last Autumn Caesar regularly visited Sparkbrook, and the striking images in 'Sparkbrook Pride' are the result. Documenting the diverse individuals who live and work in the area, the book features both the long-standing residents from the West Indies, Ireland, India and Pakistan and the more recent additions to the community from Somalia, Sudan, Malawi and Afghanistan, celebrating the rich cultural mix that defines the area.

Be Birmingham, in association with Punch and OOM Gallery Archive, will launch Sparkbrook Pride in Spring 2011.

Book details: Paperback, perfect bound, 160 pages, 70 black and white photographs, 11.6 x 8.2 x 0.8 inches.

ISBN: 978-0-9566741-1-1

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