Queer women photographers showcase in Birmingham

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Eye to Eye, Birmingham’s recently formed Queer, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans women photographers’ group, are delighted to announce an award of £8,345 from the National Lottery ‘Awards For All’ Scheme.

The funding will allow the group to run community based workshops and present an ambitious multisite photography exhibition, across the West Midlands as part of Novembers SHOUT Festival.

Viv Harrison of Eye to Eye states “This is fantastic news for Eye to Eye. The funding will be used to carry out a series of photography workshops across the West Midlands throughout summer 2011, bringing together women from diverse communities to celebrate the creativity of women and to encourage discussion and exploration of issues affecting women and their lives.”

Founded only last year with seed funding from Birmingham LGBT, through the SHOUT Festival, Eye to Eye has gone from strength to strength. This funding will allow the group to purchase vital equipment and provide training opportunities for women.

SHOUT Festival Producer David Viney comments “This is fantastic news for Eye to Eye and we look forward to seeing the results of this innovative community project as part of SHOUT 2011”

If you would like further information about the workshops, or would like to be added to the mailing list for exhibitions and events, please contact Eye to Eye at eyetoeye@hotmail.co.uk.

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