John James

John James was a photographer at the Birmingham Post who is now freelance. His website has the usual portfolios but is worth an extra look for work that betrays his history as a photojournalist. Firstly go check the “award winning” section for shots of riots, crashes and pig competitions in the 80s.

Handsworth Riots - copyright John James

Then come back to the present in the “projects” section for his photo essay on the Eastside redevelopment and how it’s affecting the current residents.


Wonderful stuff.