NOW Gallery on Greenwich Peninsula will show Human Stories: Another England – a photographic exhibition surveying historical and contemporary narratives in Black and Asian Heritage in England, in partnership with Historic England. Available for all to view for free from 10 October – 11 November, the 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.
Created 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 from photo agencies including Getty Images, Magnum Photos and Autograph 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, arts collectives and new collectors.
“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” – Kaia Charles, Cultural Projects Manager of NOW Gallery and Greenwich Peninsula.
10 October – 11 November
NOW Gallery, The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0SQ