“The aim of my ongoing documentary photography project, ‘Lingering Ghosts’, is to give a small insight into some of the asylum seekers who hope to find refuge in Britain. It also seeks to raise questions about how the UK’s migration system treats those who arrive in our country seeking safety. These ‘Lingering Ghosts’ are unable to fully contribute and integrate within the UK society, and are left in a place where their future is uncertain.
These asylum seekers coming to the UK seek a normal, peaceful life where they can contribute to society, but until they are given refugee status, they are unable to do so. This often leads to a loss of identity, purpose and confusion. I hope to give the viewers a sense of the frustration and confusion that asylum seekers feel.
The issue of asylum seekers in the United Kingdom is a complex and often misunderstood subject. Rather than focusing on a group of people from one particular culture or background, I wnat to be able to give viewers a greater understanding of the circumstances of refugees in the UK, making them question their opinions around the subject.”
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