“Portraits from London” photographic project was initiated and commissioned by the Horniman Museum and the Romanian Cultural Institute and is an Eye-catching exhibition (hosted by the Horniman Museum but also travelling around the country and abroad) of photographs of contemporary Romanians living and working in London, by Romanian photographer Ion Paciu. Around 130,000 Romanians are currently living in the UK. Some have been here for more than 40 years, some have just arrived. Each had different hopes and expectations, and each has had a different experience.
Focussing on Romanians in London, this exhibition of portraits introduces some of the stories behind their journeys to the UK, aspects of their lives and their relationship with their homeland and culture.