NOW Gallery presents Human Stories: Another England – a photographic exhibition surveying historical and contemporary narratives in Black and Asian Heritage in England, in partnership with Historic England.
London, The Gateway Pavilion, Peninsula Square Greenwich PeninsulaMap
This third iteration of Human Stories will present photographs and research generated by Historic England’s Another England: Mapping 100 Years of Black and Asian History. Curated by Kaia Charles, Human Stories at NOW Gallery is a series of annual photographic displays that encourages a contemporary discourse on modern life and the human scale. By engaging with modern and progressive communities, artists, photographers, historians, filmmakers, writers and thinkers, Human Stories translates these messages into compelling visual displays. Another England, co-curated by Kaia and Tamsin Silvey from Historic England, weaves together common threads of love, life and social shifts in modern English history, presenting a series of new photographic commissions that reflect multicultural heritage for contemporary diversity.
Rich archival imagery will give an insight into origins of diasporic migration, religion, home and working life, as well as unpicking embedded racism that many were exposed to in the last century. Rare and little before seen photography and ephemera have been made available exclusively to NOW Gallery through partnerships with collectors, archives and picture libraries. In addition, newly commissioned works will interrogate concepts of multiculturalism, intersectionality and a sense of place through the lens of emerging, contemporary photographers and arts collectives and new collectors.