5 January - 5 September
Following the Second World War, thousands of people from Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean were invited by the British government to relocate to the UK to address labour shortages. They, along with their descendants, are often referred to as the Windrush generation, after the ship HMT Empire Windrush on which the first group arrived in 1948.
In 2020, Autograph acquired a portfolio of 37 works from the TopFoto archives, some of which can be seen here for the first time punctuated with the profound words of Professor Stuart Hall. These works share the journey before, during and after arriving in the UK.
These important photographs, alongside their stories, are now part of Autograph’s permanent Collection of Photography that aims to preserve the legacy of important narratives that have contributed to British history.
Free outdoor display
Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund
Rivington Place is located off of Rivington Street.
Tubes: Old Street, Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street
Buses: 26, 43, 48, 55, 67, 149, 205, 242 and 271
Nearest tube/Overground: Shoreditch High Street