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Sparkbrook to Springfield – 2 (Environment)

Running from near the city centre to Hall Green, this set takes an arbitrary cross-section of sights from Sparkbrook, Sparkhill and Springfield. These areas are mostly populated by people of Pakistani origin, whether that be through their family or newly … 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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Hall Green and Shirley – 06/01/12

Jen (and Isaac, below) were on their way to a friend’s house via the Stratford Road today. Jen is studying A-Levels in Medieval History and Geography amongst others… [1531] …Isaac (and Jen, above) are students studying in Solihull. Isaac is … Continue reading

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Sparkbrook to Hall Green – 26/12/11

Rory came to Birmingham from Ireland in 1969 to find work and has generally lived locally to the Stratford Road. He commented how back then all the faces is Sparkhill were white whilst he worked in construction and as a … Continue reading

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Sparkbrook to Hall Green – 17/08/11 to 03/09/11

After a little break I have made it past the halfway point of the project with 52 of 100 people photographed. I’m temped to rest the project and continue in winter or spring. On with the photos, posted in order … Continue reading

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