About the Book
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)
Features & Details
- Category Arts & Photography
Small Square, 7×7 in, 18×18 cm
- Publish Date Apr 29, 2008
- Language English
- Tags Eastern Europe, migrant workers, Brighton Pier, community cohesion, Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, Central Europe, new generation, portraits, photography, academic, leisure, arts, work, documentary, positive, art, Polish, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Romanian, community, centre, freedom, individuals, photojournalism, life, local, UK, EU
I am a creative producer from Brighton. I specialise in documentary photography, however, I also have artistic ambitions. I'm interested in the concept of identity i.e. what makes us human and what are the places we connect with. I am also interested in geo political issues - what differentiates us culturally. I love documenting real life characters who have displayed resilience during migration, illness or old age and have overcome real life challenges. On the other hand I quite like to edit my work away from traditional methods and explore more artistic ways. I would like to give people the opportunity to connect to it in different ways. I admire the photographic style of Alec Soth and Paul Graham for instance. 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 a few others.