A exhibition of work by press photographer John James is providing a window on some of the events that helped shape local, national and international news over the past four decades.
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The ‘Life Through The Lens’ exhibition, hosted by The County Museum at Hartlebury Castle , near Kidderminster, documents some of the images captured by James during the 30 years he spent working for the Birmingham Post & Mail.
James said: ‘I got to travel the world and meet fascinating people from all walks of life, but it’s not all glitz and glamour. I have been shot at twice, arrested twice, and was badly injured in the Handsworth riots, all for a good picture.
“Some of the images in the exhibition may be a bit hard-hitting but others will bring back fond memories. The most satisfying thing for me is to take a picture that makes people smile.”
The exhibition will display newspapers and magazines showing examples of James’s work alongside other memorabilia from his time as a press photographer.