in my country
is a contemporary portrait of London, told through its incredibly diverse population: 40% of all Londoners were not born in the UK. This phenomenon is the starting point of In My Country - a series of portraits depicting immigrants living in London. In each portrait Pakistanis, Poles, Ghanaians, Indians, Peruvians all don their national dress. The dress serves as a symbol of their cultural heritage and lends their portraits a timeless quality.. All of the subjects pose within their own familiar surroundings, backdrops of everyday life: a neighborhood street, a dining room, a front porch. Indicative of a unique cultural heritage, the traditional costume is visually confronted against the urban chaos of London. In a globalized world which tends to flatten anything distinctive, such clothing comes to represent a bastion of cultural resistance and an assertion of identity.