Storying Sheffield

Steel Stories

Exhibition details
Marking the 100th anniversary of the invention of stainless steel, this project will produce a series of vivid portraits and narratives of a diverse range of individuals who have worked in the industry. The project will uncover the forgotten histories of steel and, using these as a lens, trace the complex meanings of the industry for culture, identity, migration, and local heritage. Utilising a variety of techniques, including stills photography, video, audio slideshows, podcasts, soundtracks, and textual narratives, and a set of research methodologies drawn from the arts and humanities, the project will produce a compelling set of resources and stories which will be showcased in several high-profile and inclusive public events.
Steel Stories is a new project for 2013-2014 which will bring together academics, artists and students with people who work in the Sheffield steel industry to co-produce visual, textual, and aural representations of the industry.
People working on this project include:
Shaun Bloodworth. Photographer & filmmaker
[Read a blog post about Shaun’s work on the project here]
Andy Brown. Photographer
[Read Andy’s blog about the project here]
Richard Hanson. Photographer & filmmaker
For more information about Steel Stories please contact Matt Colbeck: