This year I am going to be the photographer for a project called ‘A Nice Cup of Tea’. This is a programme of exhibitions, discussions and performances to explore the complex legacy of Empire, transatlantic slavery and trade, particularly in relation to Oxford City and Oxford University. It is part of local events to commemorate the arrival of the Empire Windrush in 1948, bringing migrants from the Caribbean to start a new life in Britain. We started talking about it long before the Windrush Generation became so prominent in the news. It now seems more important than ever to raise awareness of the complex issues surrounding this most British of beverages.
For now, I have been photographing tea cups, but there will be portraits to come soon.