The award winning Apna Heritage Archive, a new resource led by Black Country Visual Arts (BCVA), is exhibiting a collection of photographs exploring the Punjabi community in Wolverhampton from 1960s to 1980s, at Wolverhampton Art Gallery from 13 January to 7 March 2018.
Over the past two years BCVA photographers Anand Chhabra and Sarvjit Sra have been working alongside the Punjabi community in Wolverhampton to create new portraits providing a present-day record of migrants. These new portraits will be displayed alongside original albums, documents and other materials providing context to this unique social history.
A dedicated space now exists for the Apna Heritage Archive and is based at the Guru Teg Bahadur Gurdwara in Wolverhampton and a digital copy of the archive will be housed at the Wolverhampton City Archives.
Apna Heritage Archive is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and has worked in partnership with the following groups: Guru Teg Bahadur Gurdwara, St Luke’s Primary School, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton City Archives and the University of Wolverhampton.