Handsworth Self Portraits

I have vivid memories of Handsworth at the time when these self portraits were being taken. I was working for the Handsworth Alternative Scheme. This was a time when Handsworth was active and alive with a variety of self help groups, staffed by individuals like myself working to fight racism and to make a difference to the lives of black people.
It was about this time that I first met Derek. Sidelines, run by Derek, Brian and John, was the place where local projects would go to have posters, leaflets, annual reports etc prepared. I went because I wanted some publicity leaflets for my project.
It may take a few moments for the entire book to load on your screen, but it’s worth the wait.
Derek’s daughter Tamsin has written a very interesting blog about the photos http://contentmalcontent.posterous.com/the-original-ugc-project