Another England

Human Stories

10 Oct – 11 Nov 18

NOW Gallery at Greenwich Peninsula is delighted to announce 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 10th October – 11th 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.

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.

A ‘melting pot’ of rich tapestry of 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.

“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 lack of Black and Asian heritage represented over the last century” says Kaia Charles, Cultural Projects Manager of NOW Gallery and Greenwich Peninsula.

“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” says Tamsin Silvey, Programme Curator at Historic England.

Another England was launched by Historic England to map the past 100 years of the nation’s history from a Black and Asian perspective. The collaboration with NOW Gallery at Greenwich Peninsula, a place with investigation and experience at its heart, continues this journey and provides a platform that allows these untold stories from history to be presented to the modern world.

Free to all to view, Human Stories: Another England runs from 10th October – 11th November 2018.

All images, Historic England Archive