Croydon carers honoured in local photography exhibition
Croydon carers are being honoured and celebrated as part of a photography exhibition in Croydon town centre.
Photos of local carers taken at the Carers Support Centre feature alongside local community figures, artists and residents as part of the Who Keeps The Peace? exhibition, a photographic exploration of peace in the borough.
Organised into four main themes, the exhibition features ordinary people of Croydon doing extraordinary things, quietly and peacefully, to improve the lives of others and build a better future.
Peace is caring… There are 33,000 carers in Croydon, just under one in ten of the total adult population of Croydon. Throughout the community these unsung heroes care for family members, neighbours, elderly relatives, disabled children, unpaid and often unacknowledged. Their unselfish actions, their care and kindness, makes a world of difference to the lives of so many, bringing peace, stability and love.
Peace is togetherness… Peace empowers communities to build bridges and work towards equality, access and shared interests to build a richer environment. Croydon’s BME Forum is the umbrella organisation for the borough’s black and ethnic minority voluntary and community sector, engaging people, building capacity and promoting equality and cohesion.
Peace is creative… Throughout the borough the works of artists touch and inspire people, through music, artworks, performance, dance, comedy and spoken and written words. Peace creates in many ways that break down barriers and unite disparate groups.
Peace is a path to the future… Peace is building for the next generation, creating a powerfully positive force through love, shared endeavour and family – whatever and whoever ‘family’ means to you.
The photographs were taken by local photographer Rob Wilson Jr of Fluid4sight.com, in association with Croydon’s first ever Peace Festival.
Who Keeps the Peace? runs at the Museum of Croydon, Croydon Clocktower, Katherine St, Croydon CR9 1ET from 20 June - 14 July 2018.