Community, Culture and Identity

A New Beginning is a project based on immigration and identity. The project is mainly focused on Polish Community within Coventry Area. This body of work explores on moving from one place to the other and starting new life’s chapter in the foreign country. The aim of this project was mainly on how immigration changed or shaped the identity of these people and how do they feel about being an immigrant. Emigration is a very common problem and it always was, but it is getting serious now, especially during the Brexit operations. The photo book that represents this body of work shares stories of why, when and how people came here. Moreover, it also presents those people and their identities in a form of portrait photographs. Individual portraits were taken in their environment, in a place they are comfortable in, which also relates to their identities. The project contains a few still life images to explore personal feelings about emigrating from the homeland to the UK.