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Phyllis Nicklin: Views of Birmingham recaptured 50 years on

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media captionDozens of photographers recreate famous Birmingham images
"Before and after" shots of Birmingham taken about 50 years apart are being displayed in a new exhibition.
A group of photographers from the city recreated photos taken by university lecturer Phyllis Nicklin between 1953 and 1969.
More than 850 of her images were discovered in 2015 during a clear-out by University of Birmingham staff.
More than 70 photographers went back to the same spots as Ms Nicklin to capture the second city's changing landscape.
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Photography: University of Birmingham/Jay Mason-Burns
"They are a treasure trove and hit nerves with Brummies all over the place because of what they show," says Dave Allen, a photographer who worked on the project.
Photography: University of Birmingham/Brian Burnett
He said: "Because of discovering Phyllis Nicklin, we thought we must pay homage to her. It's been an amazing experience for me and I hope it has for them too."
Photography: University of Birmingham/ Isobel Mason-Burns
Jay Mason-Burns also took part in the project, he said: "It's a real privilege to be involved in this exhibition. It's a piece of history, Phyllis Nicklin's photography is iconic."
Photography: University of Birmingham/Robyn Allen
Photography: University of Birmingham/Wali Taylor
Photography: University of Birmingham/Peter Allen
Photography: University of Birmingham/Daan Bijdevaate

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The exhibition - 'In the Footsteps of Phyllis' - opens at the Library of Birmingham on 14 July and will run until 15 September.

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