Johanna Marie Werner
A Puzzle Piece Shaped Like Me
My project explores cultural identity and how immigration enriches a culture rather than diluting it. I have come to Edinburgh from Germany and always appreciated that here, you can be from anywhere and belong. My subjects have become British Citizens, choosing to belong to a culture rather than belonging without a choice. Their portraits are captioned with what they do and contribute to society and displayed alongside mirrors with quotes of what being British means to them. The viewer reflects. We aren’t born with values, we adopt them. I’m working against the negative connotations around immigrations. It is something positive and inevitable in a global world. Our personal identity changes constantly, why would a country’s identity not change, too?
Lauren Barbour • Anna Batey • Grace Brandon • Adriana-Ioana Cosma • Rachel Gilliver • Sophie Gray • Jamie Johnston • Ines Maria Marzo • Michaela McStay • Natalia Paklikowska • Stella Shek • Jenny Spence • Ellie Stewart • Robbie Tighe • Rachel Walls • Johanna Marie Werner •