This exhibition, curated by English Heritage, showcases Aerofilms’ unique aerial archive with images dating from 1919–1953. Aerofilms Ltd was the first commercial aerial photography firm and their images provide a unique view of the development of Britain’s urban centers and rural landscapes in the 20th century.
I was commissioned to produce large format black and white prints for the outdoor exhibition in Centenary Square.
This exhibition uses The Library of Birmingham's purpose designed external display system, produced and installed by Standard 8. It will continue until the end of September.
The exhibition is complimented by a new book.
Aerofilms: A History of Britain From Above draws on thousands of images, including many that are rare or previously unseen, to present a vivid picture of the nation in the first half of the twentieth century. Following the company's enigmatic founders, daredevil pilots, skilled photographers and innovative advertisers, it explores how they manufactured and sold a potent sense of place and identity to the British people. The story of Aerofilms - the men and women behind the company and the photographs that they produced - is a story of innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, war, marketing and the making of 'Brand Britain'.