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Smethwick: A Town in England

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Diana Markosian A young girl puts on her shoes at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara temple in Smethwick. England. 2016. © Diana Markosian | Magnum Photos
Diana Markosian Locals residents of Smethwick wait for the bus home. Smethwick, England. 2016. © Diana Markosian | Magnum Photos
Diana Markosian Derek Craft, 79, is ex navy and moved to Smethwick 30 years ago when work ran out in Portsmouth. He’s a self-taught engineer who worked in the foundries servicing and repairing heavy machinery. Sm (...)
Diana Markosian Pat Peacock ,77, lives alone in her home in Smethwick. "A lot has changed here. I don't want to move. I am the last person from this block who remembers the war." Peacock now spends her time watchi (...)
Diana Markosian Sonia Thomas at the Brooks saddle factory, where she has worked for 40 years. Smethwick, England. 2016. © Diana Markosian | Magnum Photos
Diana Markosian A young woman walks to the Guru Nanak Gurdwara temple in Smethwick. England. 2016. © Diana Markosian | Magnum Photos
Diana Markosian GB. England. Smethwick. 2016. Yowa Tshimpaka with her daughters Sephora Nkelenbe (13), Miriyahm Isamba Kongo, 2, and Lucie Nkelenbe (10), at their home in Smethwick. Tshimpaka moved to Smethwick in (...)