Nader Khan, from the series 'Bank top', Blackburn 2021

Photographer's Name
Craig Easton

Waves of immigrants came to rescue the dying industries of England's north. Indian cotton was woven into goods that were sold back to India – an irony that remains carved into the cultural memory of the descendants of rural Indian weavers. Nowadays, these former factory workers use their ingenuity to prop up a fragile local economy.

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