We Are Here, Because You Were There


We Are Here Because You Were There exhibition catalogue.


We Are Here, Because You Were There: Afghan Interpreters in the UK is a collaborative project by photographer Andy Barnham and researcher Sara de Jong, which documents the experiences of Afghan interpreters who were employed by the British Army in Afghanistan between 2004 and 2021, and resettled to the UK in 2021. This exhibition tells the interpreters’ experiences of employment and resettlement through portraiture and quotes, and photographs from Afghanistan.


All proceeds will go to the Sulha Alliance CIO, the only UK charity whose work solely focuses on Afghan interpreters and other Locally Engaged Civilians (LECs) who worked for the British Army. For many years, they have successfully campaigned for their protection through resettlement to the UK from Afghanistan and supported the community with building their lives in the UK.

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