Photography community gets in the frame to Capture Birmingham this March

Photography community gets in the frame to Capture Birmingham this March

Capture Birmingham, supported by Visit Birmingham and co-ordinated by The Photography Show, will return to the city this March (18-19), offering photographers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of imagery through a series of gallery exhibitions, photo-walks, masterclasses and workshops.

Against a backdrop of some of Birmingham’s most cultural spots, confirmed events include the first UK exhibition of work from pioneering French film director and biologist, Jean Painlevé at the Ikon Gallery and a photography scavenger hunt hosted by meet-up organisation, We All Shoot Photos,  where participants will have to find and photograph iconic landmarks.

C12, a group comprising of Birmingham photographers, will put on an exhibition of donated prints at the famous Millennium Point. The prints will be raffled at The Photography Show (NEC Birmingham) with all proceeds going to the Disabled Photographers’ Society. The catalogue so far includes a late Adrian Flowers plus work by John Claridge, Lorentz Gullachsen and Joe Cornish, to name a few.

For one weekend only, Argentea Gallery will open on both Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 6pm, to present a free exhibition, Swift as a Shadow; a multimedia show with large format digital prints, Polaroid collections and a video installation by artist Sophie Hedderwick.

Further events across the weekend of Capture Birmingham include a Light Painting and Long Exposure masterclass led by Birmingham-based, Mosoca Photography, plus excursions led by Great Barr Photographic Society and Photography by Imran.

Emma Gray, Director of Marketing and Communications at Visit Birmingham, said: ‘There is no better place to host such an event than Birmingham. The city’s inspiring backdrop illustrates transformational change and innovation with buildings like New Street Station and the Library of Birmingham, whilst its heritage permeates through stunning listed buildings, such as Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, the Town Hall and throughout the city’s Jewellery Quarter. We’re looking forward to capturing and sharing Birmingham with the world in March.’

Capture Birmingham is coordinated by the team behind The Photography Show, taking place at the NEC from 18-21 March. www.photographyshow.com