We create great art that people in Sandwell will want to take part in, be part of, see and talk about. We commission excellent, critically acclaimed artists because local people deserve to see and work with the best. We produce photographic work, films, exhibitions, publications, digital stories and archives that speak not just to Sandwell but to the whole country and beyond. Above all, we work with artists to tell compelling stories that demand to be heard.

Explore our photography galleries, project listings and blog to discover more about the work we do.

Open for Business is touring!

We’re excited to announce that the exhibition is at M Shed in Bristol from 21 March to 21 June, 2015. Further information can be found on the Open for Business website.

We've worked with 9 Magnum photographers to record manufacturing industries in 9 British cities. Click on the image to find out more about the project.

Simon Ashley (Chief Pilot), Cameron Balloons, Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Bristol, 2013.
Image © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Exhibition Opening

Martin Parr Black Country Stories

Saturday 23 May to Saturday 22 August, Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Between 2010 and 2014, Magnum photographer, Martin Parr, travelled the Black Country and met hundreds of people to create a portrait of everyday life through photography, film and oral histories. This is another opportunity to see this wonderful exhibition.

Wolves football fans, Wolverhampton, 2011
Image © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Black Country Stories archive

We work with world-class photographers and writers to document life in Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and beyond.

Click on the image to see more stunning photos, videos and audio in our archive.

Samantha, West Bromwich, 2011
Image © Mark Power / Magnum Photos

Join our mailing list

If you’d like to receive email updates about Multistory projects then you can add yourself to our mailing list to receive our newsletters.

Click on the image to go to our contact section, or use the form at the bottom of this page…

Featured Projects

Black Country Stories

Teddy Gray's Sweet Factory, Dudley, 2010Black Country Stories works with internationally-renowned documentary photographers, film makers and authors to tell amazing stories that celebrate everyday life in the Black Country.
Read more…

Open for

Open for BusinessOpen for Business is the largely untold story of British manufacturing and industry through the lens of the world’s greatest photographers.
Read more…

Black Country Women

‘Black Country Women’ is a women’s magazine for, and about, Black Country women.  It has stories by Margaret Drabble and all of the photographs have been taken by Martin Parr.
Read more…

Black Country Allotment Society

Black Country Allotment Society is a specially commissioned publication by Susie Parr, author of the critically acclaimed ‘Story of Swimming’.  Susie writes about the lives and experiences of plot holders from eight allotments set in the heart of Sandwell, using the wider Black Country as context.
Read more…

Chains, Dogs & CHAOS

Chains, Dogs & CHAOS is a film produced and directed by Sara Tibbetts. Set in Cradley Heath, located in the borough of Sandwell in the Black Country, a town rich in cultural history and heritage, the film reveals a series of remarkable interconnected stories.
Read more…