inland

Inland is an ongoing photographic project that reflects about the social relations and identity construction of migrants in London. Through the use of images of landscape my intention is to understand how other nationalities negotiate their identity in a foreign country.

Images of landscape exist in those places to create ambience whilst simultaneously depicting customers' pre-existing ideas. This is how these spaces appeal and contribute to the collective imaginary. Yet, the existing pictures play the role not just of representing a specific geographic origin but of performing as an object full of layered meaning, appearing as ‘both medium for and outcome of action and previous histories of action’ (Tilley 1994:23). In other words, the pictures of landscapes capture in part the active relationship that the subjects establish with a place beyond those walls.