Living the dream (2020)
Living the dream is a project that questions the choice of people who have left the countryside and moved to the big city. When looking for inspiration I was reflecting on my own experiences as an immigrant, who feels displaced. I used analogue and digital photography shooting in the UK and Romania. I have produced short interviews with mainly Romanian immigrants living in London to find out what they feel, they have lost during their emigration experience. The project draws on the conversations with people who realised that their chosen new path wasn’t good after all. They aren’t satisfied and the material goods don’t bring them happiness for long. For some, the dream is to have their old life back.
Mikah Arnold • Ilaria Iannarilli • Kemal Kemal • Kimberly Lamport • Ania Sto • Stefani Stoyanova • Courtney Whelan •