Last year for WCAD we launched our book telling the stories of young unaccompanied asylum seekers in the UK with drawings from their stories by Paul Gent…this year we want to highlight something about where they have come from through the photographs of Majid Saeedi – many of the young people we have worked with have come from Afghanistan and we have just started a new arts and media group with young Afghans over 18 in Leicester, many of whom are under the threat of being sent back now they have reached maturity. Majid has been photographing in Afghanistan for over 10 years and lived there for the last four – last year he was awarded a World Press Photo Award for his work there and we are very grateful to him for allowing our communities to see his work, the first exhibition of it in the UK.
Director Charnwood Arts

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