The organisation tasked with championing a Birmingham business district has joined forces with one of the biggest names in photography to offer a new vision of the city's commercial heart.

A new book called Perspectives: Photographs from Colmore Business District, Birmingham will feature the work of 13 photographers – all students and staff at Birmingham City University – with the support of Chris Steele-Perkins from the world renowned Magnum picture agency.

The limited edition book, which was commissioned by the Colmore Business District with the backing of BCU, Bruntwood and the Library of Birmingham, contains 67 images across 100 pages and will be sold to raise money for the Prince’s Trust.

Kirsten Henley from the Colmore BID, said the project aimed to capture a unique view of the wide variety of businesses in the quarter.

She said: “The book is a distinctive reflection of the whole District, its businesses, people and events and demonstrates the vibrancy and uniqueness of Birmingham’s business area.

"We hope it serves as a bold and vibrant commentary on the district and doing business in Birmingham.

"It will also form part of a permanent piece of social history, as a collection of images will be donated to the Library of Birmingham.”

The photographs are on display in an exhibition at BCU, on Margaret Street, until October 28.

For more details on the collection and how to buy the book, see the CBD website here.