The Public in West Bromwich are inviting photographers from across the region to be part of their forthcoming ‘Black Country – Legends!’ exhibition, by submitting images of their favourite local characters.
‘Black Country – Legends!’, launching in 2013, will be a celebration of everything Black Country, featuring ‘Ray’s a Laugh’, by Turner Prize nominee Richard Billingham, a short film about mysterious local artist AJW, who has secretly left over 250,000 drawings and sketches in pubs and shops across the region over 50 years, and a giant map constructed by Brendan Jackson, revealing the things that are odd and peculiar about the area.
To run alongside the exhibition, the West Bromwich venue are calling for local photographers to take inspiration from the Black Country and its colourful characters, by submitting images to be displayed within the gallery as part of the exhibition.
Whether a friend or relative, a local group, or even a local celebrity, anyone who captures the real Black Country spirit is welcome.
A selection of the best images submitted to ‘Characters’, will be displayed within the gallery for free from 13 February to 6 May 2013 and also feature on The Public’s online gallery.
Linda Saunders, Managing Director of The Public said: “The characters of the Black Country help make this region so special, so we’re really looking forward to welcoming submissions. Our open exhibitions have always proved incredibly popular amongst our visitors and highlight the incredible talent that resides within the region.”
To submit images to ‘Characters’, photographers should visit www.thepublic.com/characters and upload their favourite shots. The deadline for submissions is Sunday 13 January 2013.
Photographers must seek permission to take and use their subjects photograph. See the website for for full terms and conditions.