Arriving in Britain from the Caribbean, on ships bigger than anything they had previously seen, the generations after world war II came to serve and rebuild ‘The Motherland’. They grew up hearing stories of a ‘better’ place, only to arrive and receive a shock that made them question their beliefs in humanity; walls littered with derogatory signs: no dogs, no blacks. Seventy years later, this generation is still dreaming, hoping for changes in equality and human values. Hoping for an identity that will not be taken away from them by a government that gave an opportunity. This work focuses on the solidarity and resilience of a community group, who represent all those in the same boat, whose voices need hearing.

© 2019 Catia Cordeiro Photography