Living Memory: Life Stories and Photography Collections: The Black Country

A stunning 500-page limited-edition book that captures the breadth and depth of the landmark Living Memory Project which recorded and celebrated personal photography collections and everyday life stories from across the Black Country.

£30.00 (including free P&P - UK only)

The book is full-colour and cloth-bound with 512-pages that feature over 60 life stories and personal photographs and highlights from the extensive photography collections we worked with. The book also presents some of the projects and artist commissions that took place across the region with local groups and schools. The book features a range of accessible essays by writers and photography specialists who share thoughts and perspectives about the changing role of everyday photography.

Praise for the Living Memory Project book 

This is a most remarkable and stimulating memoir of life in the Black Country over the last 80 years engaging readers through the captivating power of family albums
Professor Carl Chinn MBE

What an achievement this book is! It wonderfully captures the story of Black Country folks, alongside their treasured memories stored in family photographs. It brings out the pride of the area alongside its impact on the history of the nation.
Chris Allen
Director and Presenter

A beautiful five hundred and nine large shiny pages full of everything: love, loss, grief, honesty, humour that brought tears to my eyes.
Kerry Hadley-Pryce
Editor of The Black Countryman

Book Specifications:

512 pages, full-colour, hardback, with a clothbound cover and special foil lettering.

270mm x 210 mm

2.5 kg

Includes the following sections:

Participants life-stories and photographs, artists commissions, local photography collections and community projects.

With written contributions from:

Geoff Broadway, Helen Trompeteler, Paul Herrmann, Nicola Shipley, Brendan Jackson, Gil Pasternak, and Josh Allen.

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