ASSIST Sheffield

Challenging asylum destitution

Arrivals Photography Project

Three years in the making … the Arrivals photography project documents migration to Sheffield over the last 72 years, from 1945 to 2016. The exhibition opens at Weston Park Museum on September 24th.

The exhibition comes at a difficult time in terms of how migration is perceived. Jeremy explains his motivation for the project “I want to use this opportunity to do my bit to change the way we talk about this topic in Sheffield, and to show that immigration has always been part of our history and that it will be part of its future too”. As such, Jeremy is creating a book to tell the story of migration to Sheffield and how generations of arrivals have helped to shape the creative and diverse city Sheffield has become. The book will include all the images and stories from the exhibition, including many people associated with ASSIST and City of Sanctuary, and will bring them to the attention of a wider audience, furthering positive and humane attitudes to migration.

This project has been a labour of love and has been entirely self funded. You can read an interview explaining how Jeremy went about it here: http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/photos-arrivals-sheffield-1945-2016-jerem.... Jeremy is now looking for crowd funding to help me create the book, spread the message and create a legacy for the project.

You can find out more on the project’s Facebook page and on the project’s website.