100 Images of Migration
About the exhibition
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 exhibition 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.
A selection of some of the most enduringly popular images from the exhibition is currently on display on the staircase and first-floor balcony outside the entrance to our gallery spaces at the Migration Museum at The Workshop.
Above image © Christian Sinibaldi
Past displays of 100 Images of Migration include:
Hackney Museum, London, 11 June–31 August 2013