Introducing a new photography project for the region in this presentation and project launch with artist Tom Hicks.

Thursday 8th April , 6pm-7pm


Yam Cams is a new photography project that aims to inspire people to photograph everyday life in the four Black Country boroughs: Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

Commissioned by Creative Black Country, Yams Cams will encourage people of the region to take a closer look at their local environment and view it with a fresh eye. No prior photography experience is necessary.

In this event, you will be introduced to street photography by Tom Hicks, the artist behind Black Country Type, an ongoing photography project based in the Black Country. He will explore street photography as an artistic practice and will introduce examples of internationally known photographers who have worked in the Black Country.

The session will also see the launch of the Yam Cams project. You will be introduced to the accessible nature of street photography and will be encouraged to experiment and try your own approaches. Images submitted to Yam Cams will appear in an online Instagram gallery: @theyamcams.

A selection of these images will then be compiled in the form of a Photobook/Zine to document the project. Anyone who has work selected to appear in the publication will receive a free copy.

Creatively, the only stipulation is that the photographs submitted to the project must be taken in their local area. As the project will be digital in nature, there will be no restriction on the amount of participants and it will work as a creative activity under lockdown conditions.

Black Country Type

Please note this event will take place on Zoom.

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About ArtsFest

Traditionally, University of Wolverhampton’s ArtsFest works with cultural venues across the region to programme a variety of events including live performances, workshops, theatre shows, music, poetry, art exhibitions, and lots more to get involved with. Despite the challenging times we all find ourselves in Artsfest still want to bring art to you. They have put together a programme of insightful and inspiring online artists’ talks. The BCSC will be highlighting events over coming weeks!