100 Images of Migration
About the exhibition
Please note that 100 Images of Migration is not currently on physical display. See below for information on past displays.
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.
Above image © Christian Sinibaldi
Past displays of 100 Images of Migration include:
Hackney Museum, London, 11 June–31 August 2013