Depicting Digbeth

Photography exhibition launches at the Custard Factory.

The Custard Factory have announced the winners and runners up of the first Depict Digbeth photography competition.

The Depict Digbeth competition called upon local photographers, amateurs and professionals alike to capture Digbeth at its finest. With over one thousand submissions, the shortlist was chosen by a panel of expert judges from IGers Birmingham. The Top 50 images, all depicting Winter in Digbeth, were then uploaded to a Facebook album via the Custard Factory and the public were invited to choose their winner by ‘liking’ their favourite image.

The winning image, with over 500 likes, was captured by Jansch Greatrix, and featured an aerial shot of Floodgate Street at night.

Greatrix, who won the top prize of £100, said: “The picture was taken on my drone, as I was attending a wedding on the following weekend that I was shooting and I wanted to see what shots I could get from above Floodgate Street. Fortunately I got this shot, and as you can see it captures what I think has become a massive part of the Digbeth culture. The Floodgate Street lights have made a once dull back street into a photographers dream, they have brought many people coming to these streets to shoot our fantastic city, and also bring life to our whole street.”

A Depict Digbeth in Winter photography exhibition featuring the stunning winning image and the Top 15 runners up has been launched in The Custard Factory reception. Other photographs in the series include Tranquil Waters by Daniel Matthews, featuring the Digbeth Branch Canal, and The One with The Blow Up Doll by Sam Frank Wood, featuring a hen party outside Digbeth Coach Station.

The exhibition will take place in the Custard Factory reception and will run until 1st April . Keep an eye on the Custard Factory’s Facebook page @CustardFactory for more information about the next Depict Digbeth Photography competition coming soon.