Part of JR’s global Inside Out project, Lost Stories involved capturing a host of amazing stories from some of the lost voices of Birmingham, the older generation. Photographing and interviewing over 40 participants, the project aimed to promote and celebrate the rich diversity there is within both the elderly population and the city as a whole. Through the project we wanted to raise awareness of some of the more isolated older people in the city, those from ethnic minorities, those suffering from illnesses such as dementia and long-term disabilities. Lost Stories helped to challenge some of the preconceptions and myths about older people and recognised and valued the many ways in which they have contributed to their communities.

 

For more information about the Inside Out project please visit: www.insideoutproject.net

 

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