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This work is focused on the evolving cultural landscapes of the places I live and visit, whilst observing the influences and effects of migration. I photograph South Asian migrants in the East Midlands, particularly Leicester; A place of refuge for thousands exiled from East Africa in 1972.

Refused entry from other countries including India, itself…25,000 came in search of a new life in Britain, leaving their fortune behind. The majority came to Leicester, ignoring a full page newspaper advert advising: “In your own interests and those of your family, you should not come to Leicester.” Forty years after the settlement, Belgrave Road has been renamed: “The Golden Mile”, since it is now a bustling shopping district.

The resettlement of Ugandan Asians into Leicester is often cited as one of the most successful immigration operations, making it a template for cultural harmony and multiculturalism.

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