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Four photographers win Birmingham’s big commission

In the BJP by Diane Smyth

Brian Griffin, Michael Collins, Andrew Lacon and Stuart Whipps have all won a place in Reference Works, the largest photography commission ever undertaken in Birmingham.

The four have been commissioned by Birmingham Library and Archive Services’ Photography Department to photograph the existing Central Library and document its transition and relocation into the newly-built Library of Birmingham next year. Collins, Lacon and Whipps have been asked to focus on the architecture of the old and new buildings, while Griffin will concentrate on photographing the people involved with the project. The images will go on show in the new gallery, along with photographs from the Library’s archive charting the history of Birmingham, and will also be published in a commemorative book.

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Brian Griffin will take portraits of the people involved with building Birmingham’s new city library, in a major commission established by Birmingham City Council and supported by the Arts Council. This image shows Charles Baldwin, Project Director, and Simon Dingle, Operations Director, Carillion, from the Library of Birmingham. Image © Brian Griffin.

 

One response to “Four photographers win Birmingham’s big commission

  1. Wayne Loffat April 18, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Congratulations to Brian Griffin, Michael Collins, Andrew Lacon and Stuart Whipps for winning Birmingham’s reference work to document the reconstruction of the old Central Library. Now all eyes will be on these four photographers as people will be expecting excellent photos of the documentary. The four photographers should employ all their photography skills so as to do a good job because this is a not just any photography assignment, it’s a historical photo documentary.

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