Wex Inspired: Documenting the Lives of Refugees and Asylum Seekers with Pat Nimmo
Calthorpe Suite, The Plough and Harrow Hotel, 135 Hagley Rd, Edgbaston, B16 8LS
Thursday 21st February 5pm-7pm
Join us for an evening with Pat Nimmo as she talks about documenting the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.
Pat will discuss her thought-provoking work at Kushinga Community Gardens; a small piece of land loaned by Bournville Village Trust in Birmingham, which has been transformed and cultivated by a group of refugees and asylum seekers.
Sharing their stories and providing a platform for their voices, Pat understands the issues of identity that these people face. She chooses to incorporate their own striking and powerful words into her work to narrate her contrasting, subtle images of the hard work they put into creating and maintaining the gardens.
Walking you through her image taking process, she will speak about how to work collaboratively with existing projects and how to tell relatable and personal stories in an effective and respectable manner, giving a voice to those who need it.
Pat is a social documentary photographer. While doing her MA at DeMonfort University she spent two years following the lives of asylum seekers and refugees who attend a drop in centre in Birmingham that she helps to run and a Garden of Sanctuary in Birmingham. This has resulted in 8 exhibitions in Derby, Leicester Coventry and Birmingham. The work is ongoing.