We are producing a series of short films that capture different elements of the project.

We will work some of the participants to help tell stories around their own photography collections. We will work with staff and students from Sandwell College who will be making their own interpretive films around the core themes of the project, responding the photography collections and the stories that emerge.

Currently in this section we have put together two sample vignettes with Keith Hodgkins and Ruth Collins.

Keith Hodgkins

In this vignette Keith talks about one of his favourite photographs and takes the opportunity to reflect upon some important changes to the industrial and urban landscape of the Black Country. You can see more material from Keith’s archive in the collections section.

Ruth Collins

Ruth is the keeper of her father's extensive canal photographs that he made while working as Lock Keeper from 1936 to 1960. We will be sharing a wide selection of his work in the collections section, and also making a special film with Ruth talking about photographs from her own life.  In this vignette Ruth talks about her father and why he made his collection. She also talks about her wedding day which involved a trip along the canal in her full wedding dress.

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