Masterji & Coventry

Maganbhai Patel
© Maganbhai Patel
3 November 2016 to 20 November 2016
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A 94-year-old photographer, who has documented the arrival and the lives of South Asian immigrants to Coventry since the 1950s, is being exhibited for the first time in November.

The exhibition of around 70 photographs features the work of Maganbhai Patel – better known as Masterji that were taken between his home studio and established Hillfields studio Master’s Art Studio between 1951 and 1990s. The exhibition has been brought about by Coventry’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021.

The photographs have been curated by a local group called the Photo Archive Miners (PAM) who discovered Masterji’s work during their Imagine Hillfields exhibition in 2015.

More information can be found here.

Photo Credit: © Maganbhai Patel

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