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Chris Steele-Perkins From Namibia and South Africa. Avrille and Pierre Du Plessis from South Africa, and daughters, both born in Namibia, Shade (17) and Summer (23). London, England, Great Britain. 2016. © Chris Steele-Perkins | Magnum Photos

Chris Steele-Perkins‘s images from The New Londoners, the project in which he photographed families living in London from all over the world, are on display at the British Library. The photographer describes his exploration of the city’s unique cultural make-up in the form of family portraits as “a record of a new London, a new Britain and a celebration of the fabulous cultural richness of London.”

Read about the origins of the comprehensive projet in a Magnum article about The New Londoners. In Chris Steele-Perkins: Behind the Imagethe photographer discusses the personal significance of the project in the age of Brexit and its relation to the tradition of recording.

Location: Second Floor Gallery, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London
Dates: Friday March 29 – Sunday July 7, 2019

Admission free.

More information about the exhibition available here.