We Are Here: Photographing the Windrush citizens of Waltham Forest

Thursday 5 March 2020 - Sunday 7 November 2021
All day

Ed & Jeanette Sealy, 2019 © Jo Sealy

We Are Here is a photographic heritage project capturing the lives of Windrush Generation residents of Waltham Forest, who came to the UK from the Caribbean in the 1950s to the 1970s. The project is led by Image17, a collective of photographers based in the Borough.

This exhibition at Vestry House Museum features 50 new photographic portraits as well as over 100 personal family pictures, mementos and oral testimonies. Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Waltham Forest Council and Eastside Community Heritage, We Are Here exposes how these residents have contributed to the fabric of Waltham Forest in numerous and surprising ways.