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The Handsworth Self Portrait

By helenlinda
In 1979 Derek Bishton, Brian Homer and John Reardon created a pop up photography studio on the street in Grove Lane, Handsworth. They invited passers by to take their own photograph, passing them the shutter release so they could control the decisive moment of how to present themselves and when they were ready for the picture to be taken. This exhibition presents the original photographic prints, kindly on loan from Birmingham Museums Trust on behalf of Birmingham City Council.
Yesterday I went out for afternoon tea at the MAC with my daughter and grand daughter - what a treat Smile Smile
.As we were walking out this caught my eye and I have Googled to find out about it
Thanks for looking and I hope you are enjoying the Easter Weekend

Tags: Portraits Portraits and people Handsworth multicultural community vibrant photos vibrant people Midland Art Centre

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mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2054 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2019 5:53PM
Faces from forty years ago, a myriad of self-portraits. I love the idea, I love the result and this composition links the past to the future, people looking out, people looking back. I find this quite moving.

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helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2019 5:54PM
Many thanks Moira for kindly giving this your award SmileSmileSmileSmile
21 Apr 2019 6:07PM
A remarkable piece of work... and strangely moving.
Might have to copy Moira I think...
21 Apr 2019 6:15PM
A good and a very humane project
21 Apr 2019 6:26PM
SlowSong Plus
10 8.0k 30 England
21 Apr 2019 7:08PM
What a great idea. Each and every one captured for posterity. A snapshot of our time.
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
21 Apr 2019 8:49PM
Fascinating idea. Great image.
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2019 10:15PM
Love the fact that you have included the couple who are engaged with this.
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2019 1:45PM
Many thanks to Rob for his User Award SmileSmileSmileSmile

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