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“The Swimmers” is an ongoing project commissioned by Some City. Based in Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, the Some Cities initiative is supported by Arts Council England, the University of Birmingham, mac Birmingham and Birmingham City Council. 

A photograph with 100 Swimmers in the Gala Pool at Moseley Road Baths will be taken by Attilio Fiumarella, an Italian photographer based in Birmingham and Porto, Portugal. He studied at Porto School of Architecture and combines the photography of Architecture with investigations about current issues.

Attilio Fiumarella Terracotta Swimmers Appeal Poster

After several years of decline, one of the two swimming pools in Moseley Road Baths has been refurbished, restoring its old lustre, but the Council intends to close the Baths permanently in 2015. This body of work aims to outline the loss of this valuable heritage and also to strengthen the relationship between the pool and its people.