From City of Empire To City Of Diversity: A Visual Journey at The University of Birmingham

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This is a condensed version of the main exhibition, From City of Empire to City of Diversity

This exhibition tells the story of Birmingham’s evolution from a City built on Empire to the amazingly diverse city it is today. The centerpiece is an incredible collection of photographs taken by Birmingham photographer, Ernest Dyche, between 1910 and 1980.

Documenting the evolving diversity of our city in the post-World War Two era, most of the sitters in the photographs are probably Commonwealth migrants to Birmingham from the Caribbean, South Asia and Ireland. The exhibition includes stories and reflections from Birmingham’s diverse contemporary community.