PHOTOWALK: BLACK COUNTRY TYPE
Ikon Slow Boat visits Wolverhampton. Join acclaimed Black Country artist Tom Hicks on a guided photo-walk around the city to learn more about his ideas and explore new approaches to documenting the urban landscape. Taking in the canal and lesser-known areas of the city centre, is an opportunity to photograph architecture, signs and the city environment.
This event is designed for young people aged 16-25.
About Tom Hicks
Tom Hicks is the artist behind the documentary photography project Black Country Type. His work explores the post-industrial landscape of the region, focusing on words, typography, handmade lettering, and signs. Hicks also photographs ‘types’ of architectural features, objects and structures.
Influenced by psychogeography, his photographs are taken on regular ‘drifts’ through the Black Country, typically by bicycle. Hicks work has been published and exhibited widely, most recently in the photobook I.D.S.T (The Modernist, 2020) and The Dereliction (Hercules Editions, 2021), a collaboration with the poet Liz Berry. Wolverhampton Art Gallery staged a solo exhibition of his work in 2020.
This session is designed for young people aged 16-25.
No previous experience of photography is necessary, just bring along a smart phone or digital camera.
Meet outside the Light House Media Centre.
Light House Media Centre
Chubb Buildings, Fryer St, Wolverhampton
Images courtesy of Black Country Type