Why Don't They Have My Name?
"Why Don't They Have My Name?" is a photographic series exploring the behavioural characteristics of a young teenage boy, Irvingas. Rachel documents a significant transition for Irvingas; his family have migrated from Lithuania to Portsmouth to seek employment. This has been an intimate process for Rachel, allowing her to travel to Lithuania with the family. Intrigued by her fascination of our individual psyche, Rachel documents and analyses Irvingas' behaviour in his surrounding environments. At 13 years old, this photo series explores Irvingas through his social and emotional development, questioning where he belongs. Each location has been deliberately chosen by Rachel, as a thought of Irvingas' childhood memories and at his current home in Portsmouth. How Irvingas chooses to interact with this space is up to him.
Stephen Burke • Tania Diez • Rachel Gover • Yves Salmon • Gloria Senaris • Ben Terzza • Andy David Wright •