Great British Welcome

PhotoEast is proud to be hosting Great British Welcome created by the photographer Aubrey Wade in partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee agency. The exhibition is on show on the Waterfront by Cult Cafe until the end of June.

These intimate portraits and their accompanying captions 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.



Great British Welcome

Simon Goldhill, professor of Greek literature at King's College, Cambridge, his wife Shoshana, a lawyer, and their daughter, Sarah, 27, who is studying medicine, are hosting Faraj, 21, a refugee from Syria in their Cambridge home. ©Aubrey Wade/UNHCR


Great British Welcome

Great British Welcome on show on Ipswich Waterfront by Cult Cafe © Adrian Evans