An evocative photographic portrait of African, Caribbean and Asian families in England
Starting in the late 1950s, England experienced an unparalleled wave of migration from Africa, the Caribbean and the Indian subcontinent. Self-evidently, this migration was transformational for the migrants themselves, but it also had a deep impact on this country, changing it in many obvious but also subtle ways. As our stories indicate, many of the migrants already felt a part of England and they came with hopes, fears, beliefs and myths about the country that they were entering.
Seventy years on England Our England captures the experiences of this generation and their families in vivid, evocative and striking photography, much of it published for the first time, and in first-hand accounts of the people themselves. The book pays respect and homage to those who made extraordinary sacrifices, coping with a swathe of challenges, for the most part, stoically and without complaint. It provides a fascinating social history and an evocative record of both the migrant experience and of the lives established here.