The University of Sheffield’s Migration Research Group joins in conversation with subjects of Jeremy Abrahams’ ‘Arrivals’ exhibition linking the individual stories of migration to Sheffield, to shifts in the UK’s economic and political position globally.
‘Arrivals’ is an exhibition documenting and celebrating the diversity of Sheffield’s population. Jeremy builds a picture of how that diversity was created by photographing people who arrived in Sheffield throughout the period between 1945 and 2016. Each person chooses where in Sheffield they would like their picture to be taken. So over time the project has become a portrait of the city, of the pattern of migration and of 72 individuals.
Jeremy describes the project: “I wanted to remove immigration from the zone of contention and represent it positively, to humanise it through the images and stories of the people who have migrated from around the world to Sheffield. Sheffield is a unique city; but its experiences are shared by countless cities around the world.”
The Arrivals exhibition will be open between 24 September 2016 and 12 February 2017.
Come and join in the discussion.