Windrush: Portrait of a Generation

A photo-essay by Jim Grover

This photo-essay describes the lives being led by, primarily, first generation Caribbean migrants in South London.  It has been divided into twelve separate ‘stories’, each comprising 4-8 'Black and White' images.  The exhibition, and accompanying book, are structured accordingly:


‘A Brillant Life’  (Alford Gardner: A Windrush Passenger)
'Bones’ (Dominoes)
Stockwell Good Neighbours (Community)
Open House (Family)
'I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills' (Faith)
Customs (Traditions)
Nine Night (Caribbean funerary tradition)
Sunset (Jamaican funeral)
Calypso (Dancing)
The Mother Country (WW2 Contribution)
'Mother have, father have, happy the child that has his own' (The Jamaican Home)*
'We’ve come a long, long way together' (Personal journeys)*


* These two sets of images are in colour