Ampersand Projects: Weddings, Holidays, Parties & the bits in-between
A celebration of life in The Black Country
This project by Ampersand Projects as part of the Living Memory project, consists of personal family photographs of Black Country residents, revealing the social and private history of the area.
Ampersand Projects have been meeting and talking to people about their family albums and the lives and stories that they contain. These images, drawn from across the last century, still resonate because the experiences they contain are at once special and unique moments in time, but also every day and universal.
In our increasingly digital world, there is less place for the physical nature of a photo album and they are becoming less of a tradition in people’s homes. This exhibition celebrates the format of family albums, the way they collect our memories together and their ability to connect us with our past and remind us of loved ones, special occasions and times gone by.
With thanks to the following for participating in the project:
Ampersand Projects collaborate with communities and artists across Birmingham and the Black Country to build meaningful connections between people and where they live, through participatory art, games, exploration and discovery.