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Family Album, Close to Home: Co-producing Multigenerational Narratives of Polish Resettlement in the UK

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:00

Can we use photographs to bring together and connect the dots between the diverse experiences of diasporic people living in Britain across multiple generations?

Rio (aka Ryś or Maryś) Creech-Nowagiel, is an AHRC PhD candidate at Cardiff University & Imperial War Museums. Rio will discuss their experience using private family photographs - including those sourced from their grandparents' albums - as the basis for an exhibition that spotlighted the stories of Polish refugees placed in Grove Park resettlement camp after the Second World War.

Rio will share their experience working within their own 'community' bringing together photographs and oral testimony offered by former residents of the camp. They will reflect on the potential of co-creative practice to generate photographic exhibitions that have cross-generational appeal to groups that have been historically marginalised and absent from the photographic collections of local museums.

Read more about Rio's project here:

This talk is part of a programme to share latest PhD research in the Photographic History Sector, if you are an academic reseracher and would like to propose a talk for PCN please get in touch with us, we'd love to hear from you.


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