A new photography exhibition exploring identity and immigration in modern Britain.
Teresa Eng, a Chinese-Canadian photographer, captures a moment in the life of Jessica, a young make-up artist from Elephant and Castle, south London. Eng wants to show how second and third-generation families view their local community, in the process subtly subverting perceptions of immigrants living in the UK.
The photo appears in Kaleidoscope, an exhibition at Somerset House in London exploring themes of identity and immigration in modern Britain. The 10 artists on show use their own stories to encourage a wider appreciation of the nation’s multiculturalism.
12 Jun – 08 Sep 2019 Somerset House
TERESA ENG (b.1977, Vancouver) Eng’s roots traces back to Hong Kong. Now based in London, Teresa's photographic practice is steeped in tradition but one that embraces the new. Previous work include ‘Speaking of Scars ‘and ‘Self-Portrait’, both self-published monographs. In 2018, she was a finalist in Hyères 33e Festival de Mode, de Photographie et D’Accessoire de Mode. She has been awarded grants by Gasworks and Canada Council of the Arts. ‘Self-Portrait’ exhibited at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool in U.K.