Decades-spanning portrait of immigrant life in Coventry to go on display

New exhibition at Compton Verney in Warwickshire will show Masterji’s photographs of city’s south Asian community

A photographer who received critical acclaim in his 90s for his work documenting the lives of south Asian immigrants over more than half a century is the subject of a new exhibition opening in February.

Maganbhai Patel, known as Masterji, died 15 months after his first solo show of portraits of people living in the West Midlands from the 1950s until the 2000s. The recognition of his work at the end of his life brought him “quiet happiness”, said his daughter Tarla Patel.

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