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New Landscapes of Photography – a project by Jonathan Shaw and Grant Scott

New Landscapes of Photography, a multiplatform photography book-project by Jonathan Shaw and Grant Scott. GRAIN, the Library of Birmingham photography hub, is delighted to announce its latest project in partnership with Coventry University and Jonathan Shaw. New Landscapes of Photography, is a multi-platform book-project about the new landscape of visual storytelling through lens-based media in the digital age by Jonathan Shaw and Grant Scott. This book-project is an attempt to offer to new and emerging audiences simplicity rather than simplification of the terrain, an opportunity to understand and engage rather than just passively know.

 Published on web, in ePub and in print (version 1.0) simultaneously in October 2013, New Landscapes of Photography is a ‘living book’ that seeks to create a space for active dialogue and an exchange of ideas for photo-enthusiasts and photo-communities around the globe.

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.


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.