Introducing Our Directors

September 29, 2020

We would like to introduce ourselves and our specialisms with these wet plate portraits.


l-r Anna Sparham, Jo Gane and Philip Singleton. Wet Plate Collodion Portraits by Jo Gane

Jo Gane – Processes

Jo is an artist and educator with a practice that involves working with 19th Century and analogue photographic processes. A lecturer in photography, she also enjoys leading workshops in photographic processes for interested and excited families, school classes and adults. Jo aims to practice and share photographic processes with a wide audience through Developed in Birmingham.

Philip Singleton – Place

Philip’s background as an architect and his passion for the built history of Birmingham informs his photographic practice. His experience in the public realm and business skills are key to the guidance of Developed in Birmingham. He enjoys exploring how the built environment of the city intersects with the history of the people inhabit these spaces.

Anna Sparham – Past

Anna is a photography curator, photo historian and researcher. She has spent much of her career to date working with historic and contemporary photographic collections in the museum sector. Eager to get her teeth into researching this city’s rich photographic history Anna brings her experience in engaging with the photographic image, new and old, to Developed In Birmingham.


Developed in Birmingham is Now a Community Interest Company

August 27, 2020

We’re pleased to announce that Developed in Birmingham has now been established as a Community Interest Company. Its aim is to build upon the work produced in 2017, led by the late Pete James.

In line with Pete’s wishes and intentions, Developed in Birmingham CIC will continue to explore and expose the city’s rich photographic history, realising contemporary responses and delivering public engagement activities. Further details on this and our future plans will be confirmed and updated here in due course.

…And lift off!

May 29, 2017

We’re delighted to bring you Developed in Birmingham, a new season exploring and celebrating the city’s significant role in the early history of photography.

We have a programme of workshops, talks and hands-on activities for all ages running until September.

We hope you enjoy the season, and hope to see you at one of the events soon.