Home Made in Smethwick offers an intimate portrayal of one of the most culturally rich and ethnically diverse towns in the UK through the language of food.The project was commissioned and published by Multistory with reviews by the Guardian and BJP. Buy the book here.
After three years living in China to work on Shanghai Sacred, I presented the project with professor Benoit Vermander during the international conference Diverse Cultural and Religious Ways of Thinking A Dia-logue at Institut Catholique de Paris, June 27-30, 2016. The exhibition will remain in the public courtyard of Saint Joseph des Carmes, 70 Rue de Vaugirard until November.
‘Smethwick Streets’ has been selected out of 230,103 images submitted from 186 countries for the people’s category of Sony World Photography Awards. This series of portraits are part of ‘Taste of Home’ , a project commissioned by Multistory. The images will be exhibited in London from 22nd April – 8th May.
The Ray Art Centre, Shanghai : 30/8 – 10/18
I am pleased to announce the first solo exhibition of my latest work, made over the last two years whilst based in China. Shanghai Sacred intimately documents the patchwork of “sacred spaces” in this vibrant metropolis, which sees itself as the birthplace of “New China”, a hub of cultural and religious diversity. The project has been produced in collaboration with Professor Benoit Vermander.
I am currently working on a major commission with Multistory as part of their ambitious ‘Black Country Stories’ programme exploring migration and making home in the Terraced House. It will be published as a book next year, so watch this space!
Since 2010 Black Country Stories has attracted critically acclaimed artists such as Martin Parr, Mark Power and David Goldblatt to make stories with, for and about Black Country people’s lives.
I have recently been commissioned to produce a body of work in the historical chinese city of Xian, for an exhibition at the OCT Contemporary Art Terminal next year. Updates to follow..