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24 March - 5 August 2007
Studio Gallery
Admission free

Lesopt Saunders by Othello De'Souza, 2006 - © Othello De'Souza

Lesopt Saunders, by Othello De'Souza, 2006, © Othello De'Souza

Geraldina Albertha Morris by Othello De'Souza, 2006 - © Othello De'Souza

Geraldina Albertha Morris, by Othello De'Souza, 2006, © Othello De'Souza

Ena Cholmondy by Othello De'Souza, 2006 - © Othello De'Souza

Ena Cholmondy, by Othello De'Souza, 2006, © Othello De'Souza

George Dimmott by Othello De'Souza, 2006 - © Othello De'Souza

George Dimmott, by Othello De'Souza, 2006, © Othello De'Souza

Members of the Hackney Caribbean Elderly Organisation worked with storyteller Surya Turner, filmmaker Ken Fero and photographer Othello de'Souza Hartley to create a poignant moving-image portrait tracing moments of their lives in Hackney and East London.

The work captures the depth and variety of a group of Caribbean elders, exploring their connections to London, Hackney, and the Caribbean, and their work, relationships, family and social life.

The Hackney Caribbean Elderly Organisation is a social care agency giving support and offering services to elders of Caribbean descent in Hackney. Over a number of years the organisation has developed a special relationship with Sutton House. This National Trust property is East London's oldest surviving domestic building and runs a diverse programme of community learning and family events.

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