Welcome to another diary entry from the Neil Kenlock Archive. Last month was just like the previous, lots of interesting requests and enquiries about the works. We had students from various universities, who were searching for images that can help support their end of year projects. This is something that myself and Neil are extremely passionate about. We work with a range of students throughout the year, many of which incorporate his work into their dissertations or use interview content to explore concepts and ideas. Neil has always found power in telling stories through the lens, and sees his work with students as a way to continue to educate others.
Another way the archive has an impact on students is through educational publications. Every year his work is published in a number of online and print publications, that are used by educators and learners. The archive often licenses images to university publishers and other educational organisations who use the images as part of their curriculum and black history programmes. The type of images used range from the political British Black Panther demonstrations, to inspirational leaders such as the first black Mayor of Hammersmith and Chelsea Randolph Beresford.
A number of images from Neil’s collection are featured in his HLF Expectations Legacy Project education pack. This is a useful resource for students and groups of all ages to learn about their history through the lens.
Learn more about the Expectations Project education pack here.