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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

Open for Business is touring!

We’re excited to announce that the tour is currently at the Natonal Railway Museum in York and at the Museum of Science & industry in Manchester. 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.

Brian & Ross Cartwright, Griffin-Woodhouse Ltd, Cradley Heath, 2010
Image: © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos
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Gurdwara

Black Country Stories archive

The Black Country Stories archive keeps growing! 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 continues 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
StGeorges
Colours

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Image: © Mark Power / Magnum Photos
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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.
Read more about Black Country Stories…

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.
Read more about Open for Business…

Small Change

Patricia, Foxhill, 2012An exciting community development approach using the arts and creative interventions to build relationships and influence longer-term change in communities; start small, think big.
Read more about Small Change…

Black Country Women

‘Black Country Women’ is a women’s magazine commissioned and produced by Multistory with, for and about Black Country women.  It has stories by Margaret Drabble and all of the photographs have been taken by Martin Parr. You can buy a copy from our on-line shop.
Read more about Black Country Women…