Photographer Neil Kenlock is known for his captivating images that documented key moments in post Windrush Britain. His Heritage Lottery Fund arts project titled Expectations  was accompanied by an exhibition programme and over fifteen events across the UK.

The exhibition was curated by Kenlock’s daughter, Emelia Kenlock, who used a selection of his black and white prints to explore the notion of leadership at during that period.

The photos told the honest and unique story of the African and Caribbean leaders, who Kenlock was lucky enough to capture, many of whom are unsung heroes.

Visitors saw rare prints of key figures such as the formidable anti-discrimination, women’s and squatter’s rights campaigner Olive Morris. There was a special print that captured a historic meeting between the community pioneer Courtney Law and of the Home Secretary at the time, Lord Jenkins.

Other prints in the exhibition include:
  • Darcus Howe (broadcaster and civil rights campaigner)
  • Lord David Pitt (Baron of Hampstead, Labour Party politician, GP and political activist)
  • Arthur Wint OD MBE (first Jamaican Olympic gold medalist and Jamaican High Commissioner)
  • Steve Barnard (first black BBC radio presenter with a reggae music show)

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For more information on the exhibition or the project please contact our team.

This project and exhibition is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.