Come and see 'Where I Come From', our new exhibition that celebrates freedom of movement and immigration in Britain, by the portrait photographer, Bill Knight.
Bill's eye-catching portraits depict the children of a generation of immigrants who came to Britain in search of a better life, for themselves and their families. Each young person is pictured with their parents or the people who have most influenced their lives.
Contributing artist, Amelia Odida, assisted with some of the photography and with interviewing the sitters for their stories.
One of the images, 'Vanessa and Vivian', was a prize-winner in last year's Portrait of Britain competition.
Behind the images
Alongside each image is a story of how and why the family came to Britain, the life they left behind and the ones they have established in the UK.
The exhibition came about through Bill’s involvement with Rare Recruitment, which supports talented young people from under-represented ethnic backgrounds in applying to university and for sought-after jobs after graduating.
Meeting candidates on the Rare Recruitment programme gave Bill the idea of taking photographs that would capture their families' journeys.
The resulting collection features young people from a wide range of backgrounds, pictured with their parents or the people who have most influenced them in life. It highlights how life in the UK has helped them to flourish and use their education and skills to give back to the society they have become a part of.
Further information about the exhibition and the stories it features can be fund in the pdf document available to download from this webpage.
Bill's previous exhibition, 'The Refugee's Gift', was displayed here in Spring 2015 and shown at the St Martin-in-the-Fields gallery in London’s Trafalgar Square and other locations including St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in 2016.
His portrait of Elsbeth Juda is now part of the National Portrait Gallery collection.
Further public open mornings will be held on Saturday 16 December 2017 and Saturdays 6, 20 and 27 January 2018.
Guests are welcome to the Lodge at any time from 10am until 12.30pm, and admission is free.
There is ample parking on site, and there is no need to book in advance.