Category Archives: Portraits

Hall Green – 23/03/12

Yasin was on his way to shops in Springfield from Hall Green today. He’s studying internal design at college and looks forward to joining the family business of property development afterwards. [1080] Annie was late for a salon appointment but … Continue reading

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Hall Green and Shirley – 02/03/12

Michael has always lived in Birmingham and started his career as a solicitor in the city centre during the 1980s. Although living in Moseley, he now works in Hall Green specialising property and was on his way to a near-by … Continue reading

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Hall Green to Sparkbrook – 23/02/12 and 24/02/12

Fahad is a new resident in Sparkhill after moving from Pakistan three weeks ago to read a masters in Travel, Leisure and Tourism – something that his five languages will no doubt help. We discussed some differences between Pakistan and … Continue reading

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Sparkbrook to Springfield – 11/02/12

Catrina (and Tariq, below) were on their way to see family in Sparkbrook today. She is originally from Sheldon, west of the city centre, but has recently moved in with Tariq… [40] …Tariq (with Catrina, above) is currently training as … Continue reading

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Hall Green and Shirley – 06/01/12 and 07/01/12

Celia was on the Stratford Road today walking Ziggy, one of her three show dogs. She has some reservations when it comes to how the suburbs have changed in social status over the years but still loves living in Hall … Continue reading

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Hall Green to Sparkbrook – 21/01/12

Maxamed came to the UK from Dubai in 2000 and is currently on a gap year whilst studying Media. We talked about the Somali TV channels, specifically the lack of documentaries about immigrant success stories. He plans a project to … Continue reading

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Sparkbrook to Shirley – 07/01/12

Craig is living at a hostel in Sparkbrook but was in Afghanistan as a paratrooper until 2008. He finished during his second tour after getting shot in the hip and is finding civilian life back in the UK significantly less … Continue reading

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