Colmore Business District (CBD) is proud to present its first published book, ‘Perspectives: Photographs of Colmore Business District’.

Launched in October, the book promotes and showcases the diverse and multi-faceted business culture in the commercial heart of Birmingham.

Taking inspiration from an earlier CBD project, ‘Take to the Streets’ outdoor photographic exhibition, which chronicled street photography from the world’s cities, CBD teamed up with Birmingham City University to commission a selection of its photography students to capture the District: its businesses, people and buildings. Students had an unparalleled opportunity to gain behind the scenes access in restaurants, construction sites and corporate offices.

Supported by Bruntwood, CBD is donating all the money raised from the sale of the limited edition book to The Prince’s Trust. CBD Board Director Rob Valentine explained why the project’s importance, ‘The opportunity to work with Birmingham’s up and coming photography students and promote the District through bold and challenging photography has been a truly great partnership. By showcasing the District as a confident, bold and dynamic place to do business, we feel that we are highlighting the commercial heart of Birmingham as a fabulous community and a great place to work.”

Images from the commission will be donated to the Library of Birmingham and will contribute to its expansive collection on the city.

For a preview of some of the images captured by talented students, please see the gallery below.

To buy ‘Perspectives’, cost £25, email Kirsten-h@cbd.local. All proceeds are donated to The Prince’s Trust.

Part of CBD’s Networked & Community Engaged objective