Kenneth Lam photo shoot call out
25 Nov 2023, 11am – 3pm
Free and open to all
SPACE Ilford

Come and be part of the next exhibition at SPACE! Open to all ages, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

SPACE is looking for Redbridge residents to participate and be a part of a new commissioned piece of work by the artist Kenneth Lam, which will be displayed at SPACE Ilford Gallery in early 2024. The work will be around Heritage, Immigration and Diaspora.

If you are based or have roots in the Redbridge area and are willing to have your image displayed in the exhibition, please get in touch as we are looking for subjects to photograph. Open to any age, gender and ethnicity.

What we will require on the day:

  1. For you to be photographed wearing your own outfit with which you culturally identify.
  2. For you to bring a food item/or pre-cooked food dish which you consider to have a big influence on your cultural identity and is associated with your heritage. This could be a cooked dish, a packet item, drink or ingredients, spices, fruit or veg which connects with you culturally.

Examples are: jollof rice, biryani, jerk chicken, pasta, noodles, drinks, fruits/vegetables or ingredients for a dish – including spices which are strongly associated with your food item.

To apply for this opportunity, please contact Daniel at with the following information:

  1. Your name, age, phone number and postcode (all applicants must live in Redbridge).
  2. Your ethnicity or how you identify.
  3. The food item, dish or raw ingredients you will be bringing with you on the day.
  4. Your preferred time slot: 11am – 12pm, 12 – 1pm, 1 – 2pm, 2 – 3pm. Please allow up to 2 hours for the photo shoot on the day.

Please note: by attending this photo shoot, you agree to having your portrait taken by Kenneth Lam and exhibited in the public gallery at SPACE Ilford, online and worldwide in perpetuity. The final curatorial decision for exhibiting the work is at the artist’s discretion. Photos taken on the day will not be available as prints for participants, and all images will remain the property of the artist.

Kenneth Lam is a photographer based in London and Hong Kong. He traces individual and familial memory. His works serve as personal narrative – a continual rumination on queerness, British-Chinese identity and familial bonds. His work has been featured in publications such as NownessFinancial Times, Wieden + Kennedy and the BBC.