1st June 2021
Snap Shot: Our City, Our Heritage – workshops 1st, 2nd, 3rd June
9:30 am
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Explore your heritage and identity with award winning photographer Jaskirt Boora. For ages 13-17.

From Tuesday 1st to Thursday 3rd June 2021 (3days), Sampad and Birmingham Archives are teaming up to offer a unique photography school. Lead by award winning photographer Jaskirt Boora, you will explore your cultural heritage and express your identity in visual imagery. Be inspired by the work of Ernest Dyche, a portrait photographer who captured the story of Commonwealth migration to Birmingham in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. People arriving in our city then, from the Indian sub-continent, Africa, the Caribbean and Ireland have made a huge contribution to our community.

Connect past and present and create your own artistic response as we celebrate our diverse heritage. All you’ll need is a camera phone and a sense of adventure!

Suitable for those aged 13-17, Snap Shot: Our City, Our Heritage will run daily, 9.30am-3.00pm, at the Library of Birmingham in Birmingham city centre. Cost £20 (non-refundable) for all three days to cover materials.

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Jaskirt Boora
Jaskirt Boora is an award-winning visual artist whose work focuses on a socially engaged practice, working with local communities in the West Midlands.

Jaskirt’s work has been exhibited nationally, including Wembley stadium and Manchester’s people museum, and has been widely published, including in The Sunday Times. Jaskirt has also been the recipient of awards including the Photo Imaging Council Award and the Magnum & Ideas Tap Sports Award.


This opportunity is part of From City of Empire to City of Diversity, A Visual Journey. Your work could be selected for the exhibition alongside the Commonwealth games in 2022.

For further information please contact rachel@sampad.org.uk 0121 446 3266

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