Franklyn Rodgers' project The Elders is a community history project that uses photography, digital media and social networks to document the ﬁrst generation of West Indians who settled in Britain in the early 1960s and their connection to the global African Diaspora. The project blurs the distinction between virtual and physical experiences of creative work in order to allow audiences to engage critically with and to develop the work directly themselves, as an on-line resource for communities,
families and individuals worldwide.
As a photographer, Franklyn has established himself as an artist best known for his unique and distinctive portraits. These have made a signiﬁcant contribution to redeﬁning the notion of representation within Britain’s cross-cultural Diaspora, creating iconic images that traverse the perception between identity, modernity and the new frontiers that deﬁne our time. Recently awarded a NESTA Fellowship, Franklyn’s innovative approach has also enabled him to apply
creative solutions in commercial and corporate contexts, leading to engagements by clients such as Observer Magazine, Telegraph Magazine, Barclays Bank, KPMG, Aviva, Lehman Brothers, IKEA, Google and National Geographic.