We are pleased to announce the release of the Homeland photobook, now available for download on our website. This achievement is part of the “Post-Socialist Britain?” project, which explores memory and political identity among German, Polish, and Ukrainian immigrants in the UK. Led by Professor Sara Jones, Dr. Charlotte Galpin, and Dr. Jenny Wüstenberg, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the project examines how immigrant groups form their identities and political views in a new country.

The collaborative efforts of the University of Birmingham, Nottingham Trent University, and Centrala have been crucial in bringing this project to fruition.

Centrala played a key role in this project by commissioning the 18-month residency of photographer Paulina Korobkiewicz, who engaged with communities in West Bromwich and Nottingham. The photobook also features works by Sylwia Ciszewska-Peciak, Yuxi Hou, Ismail Khokon, and Marcin Forys, highlighting the diverse artistic contributions to this project.

We are excited to announce the official launch event of the Homeland photobook, which will take place on 19 of  September at Centrala.

Funding Information: The production of this book was supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as part of the project “Post-Socialist Britain?”: Memory, Representation and Political Identity amongst German, Polish, and Ukrainian Immigrants in the UK (AH/V001779/1). This is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Nottingham Trent University, and Centrala.

We thank all participants and funders for their support and encourage everyone to download or purchase the photobook from Centrala’s online shop to experience the powerful images and stories from this project. For more details about the project, visit the project website.