MIDLANDS Air Ambulance Charity’s photography exhibition is set to arrive at Merry Hill Shopping Centre.

Mission Critical, an exhibition of thought-provoking photography, tells the stories of some of the charity's most critically ill and injured former patients.

The outdoor exhibition, which officially launched in Birmingham’s Chamberlain Square earlier this year, has also visited Hereford, Lichfield and Worcester.

It is now coming to its second West Midlands venue at Merry Hill Shopping Centre as it continues its tour of the six counties that the lifesaving service covers.

The visuals were captured in black and white by renowned fashion and lifestyle photographer, Nik Hartley, whose list of clients include British Vogue.

Emma Gray, chief operating officer for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “For our 30th anniversary, we wanted to showcase our service in a different way, and we are delighted with the photography captured by the talented Nik Hartley."

“This exhibition will help us commemorate 30 years of lifesaving service, whilst celebrating the courage and bravery of former patients, who have been treated by our specialist crew, by telling their survival stories.”

The exhibition features photography of and case studies from 17 of the charity's former patients

Emma added: “We hope that this activity will put a spotlight on our lifesaving service, for which demand is set to increase, in line with the region’s growing population base.

"The type and nature of missions are becoming increasingly complex, meaning our pre-hospital emergency care service is needed more than ever.

“We would like to thank all of our former patients who have kindly taken part in this project and thank our event partners for enabling us to bring this exhibition to life.”

The exhibition will run from Friday, October 15 until Tuesday, October 19 and is based in the outdoor space by MANGO and M&S Ladieswear.