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17 July 2017  -  02 September 2017



ANON by Paul Hill and Maria Falconer

Library of Birmingham, Cafe Mezzanine

Paul Hill and Maria Falconer worked as volunteers in the refugee camps on the Greek island of Lesvos and on the border of Greece and Macedonia during 2016. Through their photographs, they aim to reflect the anonymity and depersonalization that is the fate of the individuals and families who have had to flee their countries.

Paul Hill After he worked as a newspaper reporter and climbing instructor, Paul became a freelance photographer in 1965. He photographed regularly for The Birmingham Post & Mail,T he Guardian, The Observer and became director of the pioneering Creative Photography course at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham in 1976. Awarded an MBE for services to photography in 1994, he was head of MA Photography at De Montfort University from 1996-2010. His archive is housed in the Library of Birmingham.

Maria Falconer is a commercial photographer specialising in performance photography. In 2011 she was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society, and in 2014 she gained an MA in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster. Maria has exhibited around the world and her commercial work has been published in The Guardian, The Times and The Scotsman. Maria is currently a visiting lecturer at De Montfort and Nottingham Trent Universities.