Affected by Detention

8 Aug 2018

Regular hours

08:30 – 22:00

Cost of entry

Free entry

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Stour Space

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus Route: 8, 26,30,276,388
  • Pudding Mill DLR
  • Hackney Wick overground
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What goes on in our immigration system and inside detention is often kept very hidden and those with experience are not always able to speak out. This is an exhibition of photography work by 3 individuals who have all been affected in different ways.


Behind the scenes in immigration and detention :

In 2017, 28,244 people left detention. 44% were removed from the UK, which means that 56% of those detained were released back into the community, their detention having served no purpose. 

 ‘It’s not good, you are locked. It’s like jail. There’s barbed wire all around the fences.’

Also in 2017 there was also a massive jump in the numbers of people found to be potential victims of trafficking in the UK. Over 5,000 were referred to the British Authorities, most likely the very tip of the iceberg. 

'Life was not easy for me because of my employer. She beat me up, her and her daughter'

The experiences of those who survive migration and detention is often kept very hidden and those with experience are not always able to speak out. 

The images exhibited were made in response to individual experiences. The three artists all had very different approaches to creating their art. This is an invitation to hear from the voices that are all too often silenced.

** See It From Her + (SIFH+) is a project that supports women and those who feel oppressed because of their gender identity, to have a voice and be heard through photography and image **


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