ACROSS THE SEA IS A SHORE BLOG
"The Man Who Ran Away From Pain
He ran away from home where, he thought, all pain began.
He went to another country
Where he discovered the pain of leaving home."
Across The Sea Is A Shore, is a collection of four individual, yet connected inter-generational photographic works which, since 2008, have attempted to explore post-war migration from the Caribbean to Britain.
Exploring the legacies of this journey from post-Windrush to Brexit
The four works are:
From a Small Island - Introduction of the major themes across the series.
The Last Days of Summer - This ongoing work is an exploration of a group of young 3rd generation Black men in Handsworth, Birmingham. From the stock market crash, of 2008, and austerity, to the hostile environment, until the end of their youths, in a time of Brexit and the redrawing of Britain’s immigration policies.
From Whence We Came - I have been told, in the past, to ‘go back home from where I came from’. In this light, this ongoing work is an exploration of the psychological effects of those caught between two homes. And who search for a sense of belonging and connection to both.