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Inner city life of Birmingham revisited 50 years on.

PHOTOGRAPHS which captured life in inner city Birmingham 50 years ago are to go on show as part of a new exhibition.

In the late 1960s, American filmmaker and photographer Janet Mendelsohn spent several months documenting the everyday life of Balsall Heath as part of her studies at the University of Birmingham. The images are a vivid record of the community at a time of rapid change, and many of the streets depicted were demolished soon afterwards. The exhibition will explore a social housing crisis, poverty, migration and the experience of childhood in the area.

Building on a brief pop-up exhibition in summer 2015, Ort Gallery will present a selection of the photographs in the neighbourhood where they were taken as part of the 12th Flatpack Film Festival. | The exhibition, at Ort Gallery, in Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, runs from March 10 to April 28.


Two of the photographs taken by photographer Janet Mendelsohn in late 1960s Balsall Heath

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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Feb 22, 2018
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