On display from the 10th October, the NOW Gallery on Greenwich Peninsula will examine the historical and contemporary narratives in Black and Asian Heritage in England. 

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Three young black girls chatting outside a Methodist chapel, 1950-59, (c) Historic England Archive. 

Presented in collaboration with the Historic England Archive, this free photographic exhibition will present photographs and research generated by Historic England’s Another England: Mapping 100 Years of Black and Asian History.

The variety of archival imagery on display in the exhibition will offer an insight into origins of diasporic migration, religion, home and working life, as well as unpicking the racism that many were exposed to in the last century. It will include rare and little seen photography that has been made available exclusively to NOW Gallery through partnerships with collectors, archives and picture libraries, which will be displayed alongside newly commissioned works focusing on the concepts of multiculturalism, intersectionality and a sense of place through the lens of emerging, contemporary photographers and arts collectives and new collectors.

Human Stories: Another England is curated by Kaia Charles Cultural Projects Manager of NOW Gallery and Greenwich Peninsula. who said of the exhibition: “The provocation, ‘Another England’, signifies stories and images underrepresented in England’s collective history. Whilst celebrating multiculturalism, we aspire to provoke open and honest dialogue about the portrayal of Black and Asian heritage in this country over the last century.”

Meanwhile, Tamsin Silvey, Programme Curator at Historic England commented: “We’re delighted to be working with NOW Gallery on Human Stories:Another England to showcase pictures that have been shared with us by people across the country, and tell us about the places where they lived, worked and socialised – and their experiences of England”.

Human Stories: Another England will be on display at the NOW Gallery from the 10th October until the 11th November. For more information visit: http://nowgallery.co.uk/exhibitions/another-england/

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