Library of Birmingham Photography Archive threatened with closure and staff cuts

Just before Christmas, Birmingham Council announced that they are proposing significant cuts at the Library of Birmingham, and particularly to close the Photography Archive and remove the entire staff.

Professor in the Culture of Photography at the University of Brighton and Financial Times photography critic, Francis Hodgson wrote a post on his blog, Another One Bites the Dust (22 Dec 2014) discussing this dreadful plan.

The Royal Photographic Society has also waded in saying that the ‘abandonment the Photography Collection is wholly unwarranted and will have a disproportionate impact on the region, the UK and internationally’.

To see more about this go to Professor Hodgson’s blog here, and also see how you can respond should you wish to.

 

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