Photography Project – Ali’s Photos

We’d like to say a big thanks to the MSN Fund, who provided us with some funding to put on a series of photography workshops, and supply some of our visitors with cameras to make photo diaries.

After a series of workshops with a photographer friend of the project, our visitors could take their cameras away and put together their diary.

Here are Ali’s photos:

"This was at a protest. It looks like ghosts - they were once here. We are coming and going. Only just one moment in our lives. Some people try to be more - to extend their lives. People try to have a good life but maybe only 70 years of living, and then they're gone. I don't know if the future for them is good or not, or why they should be doing this."

“This was at a protest. It looks like ghosts – they were once here. We are coming and going. Only just one moment in our lives. Some people try to be more – to extend their lives. People try to have a good life but maybe only 70 years of living, and then they’re gone. I don’t know if the future for them is good or not, or why they should be doing this.”

 

"I took this because of the man in the wheelchair. He is homeless and all the people are ignoring him. This was Angel on a rainy day."

“I took this because of the man in the wheelchair. He is homeless and all the people are ignoring him. This was Angel on a rainy day.”

 

"This photo is like privatisation. So much is not good. Everybody says 'this is mine'. I like that some things are private but I also like sharing things. People must understand they need to share things."

“This photo is like privatisation. So much is not good. Everybody says ‘this is mine’. I like that some things are private but I also like sharing things. People must understand they need to share things.”

 

"I love the horse, but I am not rich. I came to the UK because the people here very much respect and like horses. And the second reason because Charlie Chaplin was born here."

“I love the horse, but I am not rich. I came to the UK because the people here very much respect and like horses. And the second reason because Charlie Chaplin was born here.”

 

"In my country, if someone is sucking their finger, they say they are wondering about life and what is the future. The child looks like this."

“In my country, if someone is sucking their finger, they say they are wondering about life and what is the future. The child looks like this.”