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july 2007

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Rhubarb Rhubarb - International Festival of The Image

Birmingham, 26-29 July, 2007

© Peter Marshall, 2007
The venue - at centre right, Curzon St Station, Birminghams first station for trains to London. Viewed from the London train.

  © Peter Marshall, 2007
The New Art Gallery, Walsall had a show by Ian Wiblin that was a part of the festival
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Walsall from The New Art Gallery - from the top floor gallery
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and at ground level.
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Inside Curzon Street Station, tables for reviewers - and one has already got down to work
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A less formal review on the stairs
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                 Right: Fred Baldwin and Wendy Watriss (speaking) from the Houston Fotofest, which was the first portfolio review festival and inspired Rhubarb

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Fred also spoke at the opening
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Rhubarb's Creative Director Rhonda Wilson and Company Manager Lorna-Mary Webb listening to Fred talk
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Rhonda gets up a a chair to address the audience
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This year was my first visit to Rhubarb Rhubarb, the UK's International Festival of the Image, now I think in its ninth year. For the first time its centre was Curzon Street Station, a fine Victorian railway station close to the centre of Birmingham. Rhubarb is based around reviews of photographer's portfolios, although there are exhibitions and other events

I hadn't gone with the intention of photographing the event, but of course I had my camera with me, so I took some pictures when the moment moved me. What you see is very much a personal viewpoint. If you are a photographer, you may well recognise some of the people in these pictures. The reviwers came from galleries, museums, magazines, publishers and other organisations in Europe, North America and a few from further afield. I've only name a few in the captions, mainly those involved in the organisation of the event.

You can read more about Rhubarb in the posts which are appearing on my >Re:PHOTO blog, where over the next few weeks I will also write about some of the many photographers I met at the event.





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