Meet the Team
editor-in-chief | Adam Yosef
Adam Yosef has been involved in community journalism since the age of 12. Prior to launching I Am Birmingham, he has held posts as a Senior Journalist, Sub Editor and Communications Manager; and has written for numerous regional and national publications, while being published internationally. Along with PR and marketing work, Adam has created and maintained new and social media initiatives for various social, political and entertainment projects. He is the founder and Creative Director of I Am Birmingham.
commissioning editor | Vimal Korpal
Vimal is an ideas man, and he has a lot of them! Realising creative projects and the potential of all manner of things is pretty much Vimal’s M.O. Though, that shouldn’t come as a surprise. Vimal is an also an actor, an artist, a public speaker and compere, a comedian, a radio presenter, a versatile performer on stage and screen; and a man flowing with creative juices. If an individual, an initiative or a dream has wings, he’ll get it off the ground and get it the exposure it needs. Vimal has nose for a good feature and knows a feel-good story when he sees one. He’s not a bad writer, either.
chief photographer | Denise Maxwell
Denise Maxwell is the owner and lead photographer of Lensi Photography, an established company covering various genres including weddings, events, portraits, red carpet and fashion.
Having shot for companies including the BBC, Yodel, Wates, Birmingham City Council and Guhring, she has also photographed high profile personalities such as Barak Obama, Jay Z, Usain Bolt and Cara Delevingne; and worked as far afield as Rwanda and Mexico.
brand & community ambassador | Joshua Williams
Not only was Joshua Williams the holder of the coveted title of Mr Birmingham 2015/2016, he is an outspoken ambassador and representative for the city too. Combining his professional duties with his personal passion for people, Josh Williams champions good causes, popular, charitable and social.
A professional model, Joshua has also set up his own annual fashion show which raises money for mental health charities Beauty With A Purpose and mind..
community journalism team
(in partnership with Migrant Voice and MiFriendly Cities)
Honourable mentions, with the greatest of eternal gratitude:
Andre Ace James, Andrea Smith, Anthony Stanley, Arron Dobbins, Cadston Mason, Courtney Nettleford, Discord C Bam Bam (Discord Adonis), Elena Jung, Geoff Dexter, Gordon Campbell, Hanad Darwish, Hannah Deathridge, Holly Daffurn, Ian Savage, Jack Kirby, Jake Mackinnon, Jamie Brannon, Jamie Chapman, Jo Lloyd, Joseph Harrison, Jordan Goode, Keiran Fuller, Kris Askey, Luke James, Luke Williams, Mantus Jankas, Marcus Hubbard, Mark Lloyd, Neil Horne, Nicola Shilton, Paul Wheeler, REB3LZ, Reena Combo, Ricky Combo, Robbie Redfearn, Sam Allan, Sarmad Qusai, Sivagami Ramanathan, Shantelle Palmer, Taz Ali, Will Gregson
In loving memory:
Ema Von Souwe (Emmaline South), Kyle Kowalski
If you’re interested in writing for I Am Birmingham, please email [email protected] with your pitch. Thanks folks!