Our friends at Photo Archive Miners launched their first major citywide exhibition on Wednesday as part of Coventry’s Great Place Scheme for the build up to City of Culture 2021.
“Tale of Two Streets presents the people and places of Coventry, asking you to be curious about who we are as a city and to join a conversation about who we should become.”
The two streets in question are Far Gosford Street and Foleshill Road.
During 2018 nationally famous street artist, Niall McDiarmid, photographed the people of Far Gosford Street. In parallel a team of ten graduates of the photography course at Coventry University immersed themselves in life along the Foleshill Road.
The brief for both elements was the exploration of Private Spaces / Public Spaces and Private Lives / Public Lives.
The exhibition is displayed at eight locations around the city between 1st May and 2nd June 2019. They form a trail around the city.
Photo Archive Miners is a Community Interest Company founded in 2016. Its role is “to work with public and institutions to re-purpose photographic collections to create new stories about people and place.” There is more about them on their website here.