Vision of Moments is former Photography student Herbert Walters’ retrospective body of work spanning the past 21 years.
His exhibition is now on display at the Sandwell Arts Café in Central Saint Michael’s Campus until 7 February.
Herbert completed his HND at Sandwell College before going on to complete his degree at Birmingham City University.
He became artist in residence at BCU and has recently exhibited this show in central Birmingham at the Medicine Bakery & Gallery in New Street.
Vision of Moments is the seventh exhibition by documentary photographer Herbert; others include Heart Break Gallery, New York, SOAS University, Midlands Arts Centre and The Drum Arts Centre. His photography locations include New York, London and Birmingham.
Herbert cites his influences as street photography pioneer Henri Cartier-Bresson, veteran documentary photographer Charlie Phillips and the celebrated photojournalist Don McCullin. He says: “I take pictures because I want to show the world about life and the things that you may not see, things that we take for granted. I see moments, the light, an image, a person, a reflection. I experiment by using and processing old film to see what might happen to the image. I capture people in a moment of their lives.”
He adds that Sandwell College was the springboard for his new career direction as it gave him the opportunity to work with Magnum photographers and his lecturers gave him the confidence to go to university.