100 Images of Migration

About the exhibition

© Christian Sinibaldi. Part of Migration Museum Museum Project’s 100 Images of Migration exhibition

26 April – 20 August 2017 | 11am 5pm (Wednesday–Sunday, including bank holidays) | Free admission
Migration Museum at The Workshop
26 Lambeth High Street, London, SE1 7AG

We are showing selected photographs from our flagship 100 Images of Migration collection at Migration Museum at The Workshop.

100 Images of Migration is the exhibition with which we launched the Migration Museum Project in 2013. The product of a competition run with the Guardian newspaper – people were asked to submit images that were, for them, resonant of migration – it collected images provided by professional and amateur photographers alike, each of which provides a snapshot on the lived experience of migration. Every photo is accompanied by an explanatory text, some starkly short, some a more elaborate account of the significance of the image to the photographer. Together, they project a powerful image of migration in Britain today – sometimes inspiring, sometimes unsettling, at times dramatically mundane, always arresting.

The Migration Museum at the Workshop is showcasing a selection of some of the most enduringly popular images from this exhibition that is so close to the heart of what the Migration Museum Project is about: reflecting the full range of the experience of migration, from professionals, amateurs and visitors; challenging us all to review our understanding of, and attitude to, migration; identifying the human stories that lie behind the often clichéd treatment of the subject in our mainstream media.

Click here to view the complete gallery of 100 Images of Migration

Please note that there is no step-free access to this exhibition. Please check our event listings for information on future events with step-free access.

Please also note: Sunday 20 August is the final day of this exhibition. The museum will then be closed between 21 August and 19 September; it will re-open on Wednesday 20 September with the launch of our new exhibition, No Turning Back.