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We launch the exhibition for our 'Changing Lenses, London stories of integration' project

We launch the exhibition for our 'Changing Lenses, London stories of integration' project

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 Migrant Voice -
 Migrant Voice - We launch the exhibition for our 'Changing Lenses, London stories of integration' project

From 29 August –  21 September, 2018 we are exhibiting a selection of photos from our 'Changing Lenses, London stories of integration’ project at the Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU.

This work is the culmination of our ‘Changing Lenses, London stories of integration’ project which brought communities together to explore integration and create shared messages to build stronger communities.

The full collection of photos and writing are available here on our website and the podcasts are available here.

Discussions of integration are often complex: What does it mean? Does it require assimilation? Should it be a two-way street? Is it just about following the law, having a job, speaking the language? What about a sense of belonging? What makes you feel welcome? What helps and hinders integration?

At the same time, migrants’ own experiences of and views on integration are rarely heard. Only 15% of media stories on migration quote a migrant.

This project saw participants from 13 countries - including the UK - come together to build skills in photography and creative writing and use these to create better understanding amongst the public of migrants’ experiences of integration

This exhibition is a reflection of some of our experiences and views.


Migrant Voice thanks the Guardian for hosting the exhibition and for all their support for the project and the Big Lottery Awards for All England for making this project possible through their grant.