20 October 2020

Celebrating Age: Kate Peters in Collaboration with Lench’s Trust & GRAIN

Kate created portraits of each participating resident at Lench’s Trust housing schemes in Birmingham. Connecting to special people and places and experiencing people’s lives through portraiture and family archives. The project has helped spark memories, develop conversations and increase connections and has shown us that the older generation have something to tell us about enduring and enjoying life despite adversity and challenging times of crisis.

A selection of the resident’s photographs, snapshots of their memories and the portraits made by Kate Peters have been curated and published in a small publication by GRAIN entitled ‘We Went Mackerel Fishing One Day’. In the book the photographs are personal, powerful and enigmatic. They tell us so much about communities, individuals and their lives.