Faithful photographers wanted

(Photo: Dee Patel at Outroslide Photography)
An image from the Near Neighbours Faithful Friends Exhibition

A Birmingham charity is inviting photographers to take pictures that capture the friendships being built across the city between people of different faiths.

Photos can be submitted by amateur photographers based in the West Midlands and should reflect one of the three themes of friendship, faith or community.

A selection of the best photographs will be displayed in St Philip's Cathedral from 16 to 24 November to coincide with Interfaith Week.

The competition is being hosted by the Near Neighbours charity. Winners will receive Adobe software packages to help them develop their images and create more professional pictures.

The judging panel is made up of the Dean of Birmingham, the Very Reverend Catherine Ogle, graffiti artist Mohammed Ali, professional photographer at Outroslide Photography, Dharmendra Patel, and the Bishop of Birmingham's Director of Interfaith Relations, Dr Andrew Smith.

Birmingham's Near Neighbours Co-ordinator, Jessica Foster said: "We have funded some 130 projects in the city which aim to turn neighbours into friends and build lasting relationships between people of different faiths.

"We would love to see images of all sorts of relationships and activities that show how people in Birmingham work together, play together, eat together, share together and laugh together, building stronger communities and growing in understanding."

Photographs should be submitted to Jess@nearneighbours.com

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