Photographs displayed on the wall at the My Heritage photographic exhibition

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Westfield photo show salutes diversity

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Image captionThe photographs capture the stories behind local families and their ancestry

To celebrate the diverse community in Shepherds Bush, the Westfield mall has commissioned photographer and resident Cinzia D’Ambrosi to produce a series of portraits marking Black History Month.

Photographer Cinzia D’Ambrosi sitting in front of a window with another person
Image caption: Photographer and resident Cinzia D’Ambrosi (right)

An exhibition space has been created on the ground floor, between Monsoon and Jack Wills, where the photographs are now displayed, capturing the stories behind local families and their ancestry under the banner My Heritage. The show is free, and will remain up until the end of October.

“It’s been a privilege to share some of the personal human journeys from black, African and Caribbean local communities, reminding us of their rich heritage and immense cultural and economic contribution to the UK,” said Cinzia.

Westfield London is now the largest retail destination in Europe, following its £600m expansion in 2018.

Photographs displayed on the temporary gallery wall
Image caption: Photographs by Cinzia D’Ambrosi

Glass window of the exhibition space with a sign and photographs on the wall in the background
Image caption: The exhibition space has been created on the ground floor at Westfield London, between Monsoon and Jack Wills

Photographs displayed on the wall in the exhibition space
Image caption: My Heritage photographs

Group of four Black History Month photographs in the exhibition space
Image caption: A series of portraits marking Black History Month

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