Some Cities, Stories from the City


Some Cities CIC, is a city-wide social project inviting Birmingham photographers, of all abilities, to share their images of the City with the world via a dedicated on-line platform. Simply add the hashtag #somecities to Tweets or instagram posts.


We’re driven by a shared ambition to see Birmingham become a UK centre of photography, and by the desire to create an extensive digital archive of life in the city via user-submitted content. We truly believe that photography can be used to share knowledge and create opportunities for dialogues and understanding between communities, – both within the City but also further afield.


Anyone with a passion for sharing and documenting their stories through photos – Birmingham-based businesses, organisations, individuals – can submit photographs as long as they are taken in Birmingham.


• Submit images via the social media service Instagram or Twitter simply by using the hashtags #somecities and #brumfotos.

• You can submit images to us straight from your phone or computer via the submit button (the camera icon) on our website – next to your Twitter avatar, once you’ve signed in

• If you don’t have a Twitter account, don’t worry, you can email your photos to us at: with the (c) symbol + your name and any details about the photo in the subject line.


Any photograph you submit must be your own, if not; you must have the permission of the copyright holder to add it to the archive.


After making your submission please follow us on Twitter @some_cities


We’re also working with partners across the creative, cultural, academic and voluntary sectors in Birmingham to train and cultivate the city’s photography community through training, exhibitions, public talks, bursaries and sharing events.


Some Cities is supported by Arts Council EnglandUniversity of Birminghammac birminghamBirmingham City CouncilGRAINWAVE, and AG Photographic.