Tickets: £17
Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park Compton Verney, CV35 9HZ
Until Sun 22 May 2022
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Through the Lens of Masterji

Sat 12 Feb 2022 to Sun 22 May 2022
Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park
Compton Verney, CV35 9HZ
£17

Masterji was a well-known figure within Coventry as the first Indian photographer in the city. This exhibition showcases the portraits he took over his five-decades-long career and is accompanied by interviews with members of the pioneering generation of South Asian migrants in Coventry.

About the exhibiton

Supported by funding from Arts Council England and supported by Coventry City of Culture Trust

Photo: Masterji, Self-portrait with Kokila and balloon, 1971. ©The Masterji Estate

ABOUT THROUGH THE LENS OF MASTERJI

Explore the wider context of migration to the city and learn the challenges faced by many migrants coming to the UK.

Maganbhai Patel (1923 – 2018), better-known as Masterji, came to national attention in 2016 when, at the age of 94, he received his first solo exhibition as part of Coventry’s bid to become UK City of Culture.