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John Birdsall

iPhone App

After working with children with learning disabilities, John Birdsall trained as a teacher then as a photographer. In 1985, he established the photographic department at Nottingham Community Arts Centre, bringing photography into the local community. Designer Clare Marsh joined John in 1989 and together they have successfully developed the award-winning John Birdsall Social Issues Photo Library.

The collection features images of Children (including adoption & Fostering), Cuba, Disability, Education, Environment, Health, Housing & Homelessness, India, Old Age, Spain, Transport, Work, & Young People. Most of the pictures are Model Released.

Cuttlefish were commissioned to create an iPhone app for the collection to allow customers to quickly find hi-res images while on the go.


  • Search images by keyword and narrow results by category
  • Add images to lightbox for review
  • Email visuals to colleagues
  • Request quote for usage


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