|Photograph of PC William Wong. © Mike Tsang www.miketsangphotography.com.|
This looks like a really interesting exhibition opening in a couple of weeks in London:
‘Between East & West: The British Chinese’
An artistic investigation by documentary photographer and oral history trainer Mike Tsang into what it means to be British-Born Chinese - featuring 12 photographic portraits, archival imagery and written and recorded interviews.
Mike Tsang says: “Most British people’s exposure to Chinese culture is through the Chinatowns or the ubiquitous takeaways of UK cities. But where are the Chinese in culture, sport or politics? ‘Between East & West’ celebrates the role of British-Born Chinese in modern society and challenges the distorted view of Chinese culture as the mystical Orient.”
The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Open from 6th -16th November @ SW1 Gallery, 12 Cardinal Walk (up escalator), Victoria, London SW1E 5JE.
For more information see: www.betweeneastandwest.com
Mike has kindly send me some of the oral history extracts and I plan to air these on next week's Lucky Cat (Sat 3rd Nov).