Birmingham city centre will come alive with colour this summer after being chosen to host a prestigious street photography exhibition.
Britain from the Air, which features 100 giant aerial photographs, will swoop into the city centre in mid-July for a two-month stay to give added appeal for summer shoppers and tourists.
The exhibition, free to the public and accessible 24 hours a day, will be displayed along New Street, Corporation Street, High Street, Temple Row, Centenary Square and New Street rail station from July 15-August 31.
Britain from the Air showcases breath-taking and thought-provoking landscapes – including three aerial shots of Birmingham – and explores the forces that shaped them.
The three large-format photographs of Birmingham feature the city’s recent additions to the skyline such as Grand Central at New Street rail station and landmarks such as Rotunda and Edgbaston Stadium, plus demolition work on Central Library.
The exhibition is a joint-project between the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and street gallery pioneers Wecommunic8. It is sponsored by Craghoppers outdoor clothing and supported by Retail BID Birmingham, the Business Improvement District for the city centre.
Britain from the Air forms part of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s work to encourage the public to learn more about the UK’s places, environments and people. Its giant images are supported by text, data and maps that describe the dynamic processes that shape our landscapes but are often forgotten about.
Retail BID Birmingham played a key role in bringing the exhibition to the city after securing the required sponsorship.