THEY’RE big on family in Birmingham, but now that traditional Brummie community spirit is being supersized – on giant billboards around the UK’s Second City.
GENERATIONS, a ground-breaking new photography project from Julian Germain showcases a collection of multi-generational family portraits from across Birmingham and the Black Country.
The images have started to appear on billboards as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival, which leads up to the city’s imminent hosting of the Commonwealth Games.
Nadine Baker, aged 50, and her mum Katheryn Baker, 74, took the opportunity to share a selfie as they visited their family portrait, which also features Nadine’s daughter Amber Allan, 30, and nine year-old grand-daughter Kady-Rae Deeney.
The billboard, sited on Barford Street in the city’s Digbeth area, is one of the first to go up, and the family – born and bred in Birmingham – is among 30 taking part in GENERATIONS.
Photographs of the families will appear on large advertising billboards across the city from Pershore Road to Coventry Road and Granville Street, rotating over the next four months.
In addition, all 30 images will also go on display at New Street Station from June 1 until August 10. Together, they represent a celebration of the people of multicultural Birmingham.
GENERATIONS is presented by the Birmingham 2022 Festival, supported by Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. For further information visit birmingham2022.com/festival