Great British Welcome exhibited at Cult Cafe in Ipswich, England as part of Photoeast

Would you open your home to a stranger?

Great British Welcome, a set of intimate portraits and testimonies, show how refugees and the people who have welcomed them into their homes are living together in five countries across Europe – and how both benefit from the arrangement. From a young Syrian LGBT artist who found a fresh start and friendship in Malmö, Sweden, to a 72-year-old Eritrean saved from sleeping on the streets by a Birmingham couple in the UK, the collection shows acts of compassion, but also the human face of a refugee crisis often portrayed in negative stereotypes.

The series was developed by Aubrey Wade in partnership with with the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and is being exhibited at:

Cult Cafe

5 University Avenue
Ipswich IP3 0FS

until 24 June 2018 as part of Photoeast, a biennial photography festival that takes place in various locations across Suffolk, England.

The exhibition was first shown earlier this year at St Martin-in-the-Fields at London’s Trafalgar Square.