How important are Greetings cards to the people of Sandwell? What are their favourite Black Country sayings? What happens in one of West Brom’s oldest buildings?
Sandwell Stories is an audio project produced by Multistory that shares the everyday experiences of local people and records their stories in a bimonthly podcast. As part of this project, photographer and producer Emma Case made portraits of the people she met along the way, from market traders of West Bromwich Indoor Market to members of the Knit n' Natter groups. The resulting photographs can be viewed in an exhibition at Central Library, West Bromwich during Blast Festival.
Emma Case is a British Photographer with an honest and natural affinity for the glorious everyday; shooting on both film and digital, she has worked on several commercial campaigns, overseas charity projects, and local documentary photo stories. She also has a long-term personal project RED - an archive of personal stories and images of Liverpool supporters. Recently Emma co-founded the IDo Community, an online space where members can raise funds and create awareness for various charities. Emma also set up Deaf Refugees UK organising a trip to the Calais Jungle to offer hearing aids and communication support for Deaf refugees.