Jazz festival photography goes on display

Exhibition aims to show Birmingham at its best.

Birmingham always looks at its best during Jazz Festival and here’s the evidence.

Launching on Friday 17th January and remaining in place on the Main Concourse of New Street Station will be the Exhibition of Photography from The Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival which took place throughout the region in the heat of last summer.

© Merlin Daleman

The Photography Project of the Jazz Festival is yet another remarkable example of the collaboration and partnerships that have become the hallmark of this event over the past 35 years and sets it apart from all other culture and art events in the region.

The photography is sponsored by Calthorpe Estates, the printing and curation of the exhibition comes courtesy of Birmingham City University, Network Rail donated the space while the festival’s main sponsors are the councils of Birmingham and Sandwell and Westside BID – a formidable combination fit to take on the world. And of course there’s the other 27 supporters in cash and in kind as well as the 115 contributing venues.

The 52 prints, some of them 6×4 feet, will remain in place until the 28th of February and is the work of leading Dutch photographer Merlin Daleman, twice winner of the Silver Camera Award for best documentary photographer in Holland.

The exhibition curation team is led by Phil Thomson from Birmingham City University with 2nd year students Ana Moreño Nunez, Collette McCann, Nabil Qureshi and Sarah Asim.