We are working to develop educational programmes that engage with the history of photography in the city, to ensure that the knowledge about this is not lost, and is used to inspire future generations of photographers.

We are currently developing resources that will be available online and details of workshops and talks will also be posted in the near future.

If you would like us to work with you on developing an educational programme or community-focused project around the history of photography please get in touch via

View current projects here.


We would like to unite disparate collections of early and significant photographic work by George Shaw and to tell Shaw’s story. This is in line with the wishes of Pete James, for his research into Shaw to continue and result in public-facing outcomes.

We are seeking partners and support to make this happen. If you would like to discuss further details and see a proposal please get in touch on

View future projects here.


In 2017, Developed in Birmingham was a large-scale season of events around the early history of photography in the city, created by the following team:

Lead artist: Jo Gane
Photographic Historian: Pete James
Graphic Design: Kerry Leslie
Web Development: Sebastian Lenton
Project management: Jenny Duffin

View the 2017 programme here.