The New Londoners

These are the remaining countries we need to photograph families from:

Andorra, Central African Republic, Chad, Circassia, Crimea, East Timor, Guinea, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Mauritania, Micronesia, Nauru, North Korea, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, San Marino, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, Vatican City.

Who qualifies?

My definition of family is very flexible and only one member of the family, whether first generation or second generation, need be from “elsewhere”.  They need to live in Greater London. There can be families who come from a number of different countries. Family can be a couple of people or many more.  I could see that, particularly with the smaller nation states, it might be an individual and their friend(s) that constitutes a family here, even conceivable it could be someone and their dog or cat!

Finally one of the family members need to be from our list of missing countries. I just don’t have time to photograph a family from a place I have already done, interesting as that may be.

What is involved?

It doesn’t cost you anything other than some time. If you or a member of your family are from one of the countries we are still looking for please get in touch with me at  and we will make an appointment.  Weekends and evenings are fine too. The photographs will be taken in your home, and I will also do a short informal interview. I will come with an assistant and the whole session will take no more than two hours, usually less. It should be interesting, and it can be fun. 

What’s in it for you?

You will be sent some digital files to use, as well as a signed print from the shoot that will be posted to you. Be part of London. Be part of a major project. Be in a book. Be in an exhibition. And, enjoy the experience. Be proud of who you are!

Can you help in any other way?

Yes! We have a small group of regular and indispensable helpers and researchers, but if you like the idea of this project and can give some of your time to find other families to take part, distribute flyers, go to multi ethnic events, talk with parents at school and so on it will all help. If you are serious about it then please get in touch at