Shooting the Past
Haydn Hill, 48, the fifth and last generation of Jesse Hill Gunmakers, established in 1921. His business in Stirchley will close when he retires, as his machinery no longer meets employee health and safety requirements. Birmingham's gun trade, concentrated mainly in the city's Gun Quarter, reached its peak during the Napoleonic War when 14,000 guns were produced every week. Today its artisan workshops and rich heritage is facing extinction. Before turning to freelance documentary photography Jane spent five years working for Oxfam commissioning international photography assignments and doing press work. Whilst she continues to work with NGOS, she has also begun to turn her interests to the UK, documenting stories about traditional manufacturing, heritage, urban regeneration, poverty, faith and forced migration.
Philipp Ammon • Jane Baker • Lewis Bush • Will Clarkson • Bernadette Keating • Noriko Takasugi •