Shilonite Simon-Mathurin

Shilonite is a photographer and creative based in London. Her body of work is largely made up of portraiture, images of people and places that surround her, and her lived experiences. Her work is mainly motivated by the act of documentation, as she continuously tends to photograph loved ones and her everyday life – championing the act of preserving memories.

The project Living Legacies was inspired by wanting to create a piece of work to be shared with the public that marks the 75th anniversary of Windrush, but also as a way to connect with my family history and those with similar stories to my own. Living Legacies is a collaborative project focused on documenting the stories of individuals from Windrush’s 1st & 2nd generations to create intergenerational conversations and connections around the impacts and experiences of migration.