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Bullring sees itself in new exhibition

17 August 2006 - for immediate release

A new exhibition at St Martin's Arts Caf� in Birmingham's Bullring will enable viewers to see the shopping centre in ways that they haven't before.

Images of the city centre taken by local photographer and Aston University postgraduate student Graham Stubbs are on show at the Caf� from now until the end of September.

His atmospheric pictures show familiar landmarks such as the Rotunda and the iconic Selfridge's building in a new light thanks to his masterful use of black and white processing and the skilful manipulation of light and shade in each print.

Graham's work has already been exhibited at the Mailbox and at Aston University, where he is a postgraduate business research student. He has also worked with Rhonda Wilson, who heads Birmingham's annual international photography festival Rhubarb Rhubarb.

He is currently producing a limited edition portfolio of Black & White photographs of Birmingham, for sale in support of St Martin's Centre for Health & Healing.

The St Martin's Centre is based in St Martin's Church the Bullring in Birmingham. It offers practical advice and accessible support for some of the most marginalised members of the local community, including many people who are homeless.

Graham has always been interested in photography but began to be really interested in taking pictures about seven years ago. His work is centred on Birmingham and he enjoys capturing subjects that he sees around him every day, particularly local architecture and street scenes. He carries out all his own developing and printing as he feels it is important to be in control of the whole photographic process from taking the image to producing the final print.

Cheryl Homer, arts coordinator at St Martin's said: 'We are delighted to host these pictures of the city and by doing so support young artists in the city. I hope that they inspire our summer visitors to take a fresh look at the buildings around them and share Graham's vision of the city.'

Graham's work can be viewed and ordered online at www.gps-photographic.com

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For further press information please contact Sally Hoban on 0121 204 4552 or Graham directly on 0791 348 4224.

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