Human Stories: Another England – Photographs that explore the country's Black and Asian heritage

1962-64, Speaker's Corner, Hyde Park, Copyright Historic England

Human Stories: Another England is an upcoming exhibition at London's NOW Gallery that will bring to life the story of England's Black and Asian heritage through a series of historical photographs. Working in partnership with Historic England and curated by Kaia Charles, it will weave together common threads of love, life and social shifts in modern English history.

A "melting pot" of rich archival imagery will give an insight into origins of diasporic migration, religion, home and working life, as well as unpick embedded racism that many were exposed to in the last century. In addition, newly commissioned works will interrogate concepts of multiculturalism, intersectionality and a sense of place through the lens of emerging, contemporary photographers and art collectives and new collectors.

Free to all to view, Human Stories: Another England runs from 10 October until 11 November 2018 at NOW Gallery at Greenwich Peninsula (North Greenwich tube station).

1961, Kik Hong Ong, the first female civil engineer for John Laing & Son Ltd, © Historic England

1961, Kik Hong Ong, the first female civil engineer for John Laing & Son Ltd, © Historic England

Boys at Paddington Train Station, Copyright Historic England

Boys at Paddington Train Station, Copyright Historic England

Camden © Historic England Archive

Camden © Historic England Archive

London Market © Historic England Archive

London Market © Historic England Archive

The kitchens at Wheelers Sovereign Restaurant, Mayfair, Copyright Historic England

The kitchens at Wheelers Sovereign Restaurant, Mayfair, Copyright Historic England

Three young black girls chatting outside a Methodist chapel, 1950-59, © Historic England Archive

Three young black girls chatting outside a Methodist chapel, 1950-59, © Historic England Archive

Tower Hamlets, London, Copyright Historic England

Tower Hamlets, London, Copyright Historic England

Woman working in chemistry lab, King’s College, University of London, Copyright Historic England

Woman working in chemistry lab, King’s College, University of London, Copyright Historic England