Home Made in Smethwick
Intense smells of cooking from around the world permeate the terraced streets of Smethwick, one of England’s most ethnically diverse towns. As well as being a reception area for newly arrived immigrants, Smethwick is a longstanding neighbourhood of Irish, Sikh, Muslim, Afro-Caribbean and White British communities. Through intimate portraits, which will be accompanied by personal recipes, I aim to give an insight into peoples journeys to Smethwick and reveal another perspective on the migration experience.
'Home Made in Smethwick' will be published in August 2016.
This project was commissioned by Multistory, as part of their ambitious ‘Black Country Stories’ programme. Since 2010, Black Country Stories has attracted critically acclaimed artists including Martin Parr and David Goldblatt, to make stories with, for and about Black Country people’s lives.