'The hardest thing of all to see is what is really there' - J A Baker
Photo Archive Miners work with the public to tell stories with photographs. This is usually archive photography, such as that found in family albums or commercial studio archives, but can also be new commissions.
We think of people as creatives, not footfall. We work with them to curate a visual story based on their lived understanding of community life. Because of this, communities can challenge the expertise of professionals to produce something new & extraordinary, revealing that which, previously unseen, was always there.
We produce print & digital exhibitions as well as photographic books and films. Our work attracts and excites in a way that reports and documents cannot, challenging stigmatising perceptions in a very public way that can be hard to ignore. Please browse our portfolio for examples of our work.