Birmingham Photospace, a voluntary group dedicated to finding a permanent space for photography in the city, is hosting ‘Flash Swap’ – an event on Saturday 21st March at the Custard Factory’s Vaad Gallery for photographers of all levels to showcase their work for free.
The event will allow people to be part of a ‘swap session’, where they can take home their favourite image from the exhibition, providing that they have left one of their own prints in exchange. This picture exchange will give people the chance to meet fellow photographers over a drink and to display their artwork, but is also intended to raise awareness of the organisers’ long-term goal: to establish a permanent photography gallery in Birmingham.
Birmingham Photospace originated from a discussion in the Birmingham group of the global photo sharing website Flickr, where over 1,200 members have registered an interest in the city’s photography. The group, which is organised by volunteers, hopes to attract funding to gain support for a dedicated, not-for-profit space for photographers.
Birmingham Flickr Group - http://www.flickr.com/groups/birmingham/
Official Website: http://www.birminghamphotospace.co.uk
Added by mattmurtagh on March 2, 2009