The book is centered on the new generation of EU migrant workers who have come to work in the UK since 2004. The environmental portraits, shot on medium format, aim to convey a positive view of the people who work in diverse industries such as leisure, the academic sector and the arts. The majority of the portraits have been taken in Brighton, South East England, which has become a hub for Central/Eastern European workers.
The book also includes two essays, one from Daryana Kotzeva (Social and Labour Affairs, Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria- London) and another from Dr Eugenia Markova (who has co-written the report "East European Immigration and Community Cohesion" with Prof. R. Black for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation)
I am a professional photographer, curator and lecturer from Brighton. My main area of work is editorial/documentary photography. I also have artistic ambitions. I'm most interested in geo political issues and the concept of identity i.e. what makes us feel at home. I love documenting real life characters who have displayed resilience during migration, illness or old age and general real life characters. My specialism is travel & documentary photography, however it is the people I meet on the way that inspire me the most. My images are published with: BBC World, Marie Claire, The British Journal of Photography, Hotshoe International, Location Location Location, The Observer, Wavelength, Coast Magazine and more.