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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Children's Lives

An exhibition has opened at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery that traces the experiences of children in the area from the 18th century to the modern day. Through photographs and artifacts, it looks at how attitudes to childhood have changed. Included in the show are photographs by the influential photojournalist Bill Brandt, an example is above. He was commissioned by the Bournville Village Trust (created by Cadbury's) to record the children of the Birmingham suburb during the Second World War. More images from the exhibition can be seen on The Guardian website. It costs £2 to enter and goes on until 10th June.

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