The New Londoners
WhenApr 5, 2019 - May 27, 2019
Migration Museum at The Workshop,
26 Lambeth High Street,
London, SE1 7AG
Please note that we are closed to the public on Bank Holiday Monday (6 May 2019). We are open as usual on Saturday 4 May and Sunday 5 May.
Dates: Friday 5 April–Sunday 26 May
Opening hours: Thursday 12pm–8pm, Friday–Sunday 12pm–6pm
We are exhibiting a selection of images from photographer Chris Steele-Perkins’ The New Londoners project, a series documenting and celebrating London’s unique cultural richness.
Chris started the project four years ago, with the aim of thinking about a different way to photograph migration. He wanted to explore the seismic shift in what it means to be British, which for so long has been synonymous for many with being ‘white British’.
To do this, he photographed and interviewed 164 families (with their myriad meanings of family) from 187 countries that are now living in London. The photographs, taken in the subjects’ own homes, provide intimate snapshots of people from all over the world who have made London their home, transforming it into one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world.
The exhibition coincides with the launch of a new photobook of the series, copies of which are available to buy in our museum shop.
To find out more, visit The New Londoners website.
A message from Chris Steele-Perkins:
My name is Chris Steele-Perkins. I am a British photographer and member of Magnum Photos (1979), best known for my depictions of Africa, Afghanistan, England, and Japan. I was born in Rangoon, Burma in 1947 to a British father and a Burmese mother. I grew up and was educated in England. My wife is Japanese and I am proud to say that I am one of the New Londoners!