Lord Dubs Launches Humans of Hammersmith & Fulham Exhibit

Humans of Hammersmith & Fulham 2020’ is a unique photo exhibition tour presented by United in Hammersmith & Fulham. The charity hopes that it will take away prejudice and exclusion, and inspire belonging, discussion and sharing.

 

The exhibition, which is open for free at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, was launched at a reception attended by many of the ‘Humans’ themselves – including campaigner for unaccompanied child refugees Lord Alf Dubs. Also a Patron of United, he said:

“Congratulations to United for such a wonderful exhibition. It’s wonderful to see so many local people recognised”.

Alf Dubs Launches Humans of Hammersmith & Fulham 2020. Photo: Justin Thomas/H&F Council

The collection of photographs and interviews was collected by United staff in collaboration with portrait photographer Nahwand Jaff, who said:

“I was blown away by the turnout and the Human’s reactions to seeing themselves or people they recognised from daily life in the exhibition. I felt a real sense of community which is important in today’s climate. I saw connections getting made which was the true purpose”.

 

Mayor Daryl Brown toasted the exhibition. Photo Jason Joseph

 

The work is an ongoing catalogue of those living, working and playing in the borough. Photo Jason Joseph

 

Almost 100 people turned up to the launch and shared stories of the borough. Photo Jason Joseph

 

United in Hammersmith & Fulham is a local organisation that inspires and helps fund activities that promote a strong sense of togetherness in our diverse London borough. This is achieved by connecting those who want to support the community with local causes that will best use their investment.

Chair of United, Kevin McGrath, DL, OBE, said:

“We invite anyone to come and see this exhibition which will continue to form a living catalogue of individuals from Old Oak to Sands End.

It really shows how wonderful our borough is and the value of all the communities within it. Those who are strangers but neighbours with so much in common too.”

 

Team United including CEOs of founding organisations HUC and DEBK. Photo Justin Thomas / LBHF Council

 

The collection features everyday people of the borough. Photo Jason Joseph

 

Visitors can experience their neighbours, and the entire neighbourhood, in a new light. Photo Jason Joseph

 

Humans of Hammersmith & Fulham 2020 will tour the borough in various venues. You can currently view the exhibition for free at The Lyric Theatre, 9am to 11pm, Monday to Saturday, until Saturday 22 February. You can also keep up to date with tour venues through the year at unitedhf.org.

Left to right: curator Kathryn Walter, digital curator Gaia Bini, producer and interviewer Savraj Kaur, and photographer Nahwand Jaff. Photo Jason Joseph

 

You can view the exhibition for free at The Lyric Theatre until 22 February, before it moves to it’s next location. Photo Jason Joseph