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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.


Chains

Martin Parr - Black Country Stories: 4 October 2014 - 11 January 2015, Floor 3, The New Art Gallery Walsall

Over the last 4 years, Magnum photographer, Martin Parr, has created a photographic portrait and archive of life in the Black Country through photography, film and oral histories resulting in a major exhibition. Click on the image to find out more.

Norman Soper (best pot leek),
Sandwell Show
© Martin Parr / Magnum Photos.
Chains
Alison Tod and Tracy Williams. David Hurn

Open for Business is touring!

We’re excited to announce that the exhibition will be at the University of South Wales, City Campus, Usk Way, Newport, NP20 2BP from 21 November to 2 January, 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.

Alison Tod & Tracy Williams, Alison Tod, milliners Abergavenny, Wales. 2013
Image: © David Hurn / Magnum Photos
Alison Tod and Tracy Williams. David Hurn
Gurdwara

Black Country Stories archive

We’ve been working 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.

Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Smethwick, 2010
Image: © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos
Gurdwara
StGeorges

Martin Parr in the Black Country!

Magnum photographer Martin Parr has completed his commission to capture scenes of everyday life in the Black Country.

Click the image to see the wonderfully diverse photographic archive of the Black Country through the eyes of one of Britain's most loved photographers…

St George's Day Parade, West Bromwich, 2010
Image: © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos
StGeorges
Colours

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Image: © Mark Power / Magnum Photos
Colours
Going Home (bus stop)

Black Country Women magazine is launched

‘Black Country Women’ is a women’s magazine commissioned and produced by Multistory with, for and about Black Country women, with stories by Margaret Drabble and photographs by Martin Parr.

image: © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos
Going Home (bus stop)

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.
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Open for
Business

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