Proof of Concept

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reflections gallery is a community-driven exhibition in the heart of handsworth, birmingham, documenting a working community in the throes a cost of living crisis

reflection - the production of an image by or as if by a mirror : an opinion formed after careful thought

photosย of the people of North Birmingham, collected over 3 years๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ

reflectionsย [songs, poems and stories] by local people, from carers to those seeking asylum, delivery drivers and economic migrants. See proof of concept piece, Song for the Seamstress, and sample poem CIVIC๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿพย 

translated into Urdu, Pahari, Somali, Polish, Punjabi & Bengali

forewordย by Sharon Duggal, award-winning author of Handsworth Times ๐Ÿ”—

zinesย designed by Shelby X Studios containing photos, reflections and illustrations ๐Ÿ”—

live opening event at JAAG festival 22.06.24, organised by Literature Must Fall ๐Ÿ”—

Song for the Seamstress Sample Poem
CIVIC Sample Poem

photos + prints made within community | open question asked about cost of living | 41% non-responders | responses + prints exhibited @ eastside projects 2022 | community developed this work into REFLECTIONS

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