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A Real Birmingham Family

A Real Birmingham Family - Gillian Wearing

I am a big fan of photographer and Turner Prize winning artist, Gillian Wearing OBE. Her photographs are both familiar and deeply intimate. She asked ordinary people to write whatever they were feeling on a card and hold it up, then she photographed the result. You will recognise her work at once. http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/gillian-wearing-obe-264. Its a style that launched a thousand adverts. Now, I come from Birmingham. In my youth it was a tightly conventional city, but that's changed,...