A Child From Everywhere: Photographs and Interviews of

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A Child From Everywhere: Photographs and Interviews of Children from 185 Countries Living in the UK This is a beautiful, moving book It captures many of the issues surrounding immigration in one easy to grasp concept The children s perspectives on their family s experiences, whether a war left behind or the search for a better life, give a fresh view on familiar problems and sometimes offer startling insights Thoroughly recommended. This is a really lovely book I would recommend this to anyone Wonderful pictures and some interesting stories to go with them. This is a wonderful book Beautiful images full of expression and text that brings the stories behind the photographs to life Caroline has a extraordinary talent for capturing the spirit of children and inviting conversations that are insightful, funny, touching and interesting.I love the idea behind this book I find that I am constantly re reading and dipping in to it Great buy. I was looking foward to this book after briefly seeing the exhibition, however have to say i was dissappointed and read the book in one sitting The book is in sections and each child is only featured once in the book Most only have 1 2 sentences published with a photo I love the concept for the book, but would be happy to read a lot about each child. Photographer Caroline Irby has interviewed and photographed children fromcountries who have migrated to the UK Of the hundreds of thousands of migrants to the UK each year of them are children Irby set out to interview one child from each of thecountries in the world according to the UNchildren agreed to take part in the project The result is both a look at the countries represented and the multicultural layered image of the UK The photographs of the children agedtoyears old are accompanied by interviews from the children themselves, where they are given the opportunity to give their side of the story The children discuss their expectations of the UK, feelings upon arrival, cultural differences, ideas on community and thoughts on the future, along with details on their everyday life, school, family, friends, employment, food and lifestyle Often the children have had difficult upbringings and have been forced out of their countries due to war, poverty or disease For them the UK represents a new start and a wealth of opportunities These interviews, though harrowing at times, are ultimately a positive commentary on the hope and optimism of children The mix of international children reflects the world s wars, natural disasters and despots painting a vivid image of the world today Irby interviewed and photographed a Mongolian girl from a nomadic tribe who grew up in a yurt, herding sheep and who now lives in a council house in Leicester Johnette from Liberia, who fled the war with the father she had never met and now lives in a quiet cul de sac in Northampton, and who longs to return to the exuberance of her native country and Emmanuel from Sudan, now living in Bolton, and still getting used to the sight of people kissing in the street The result is a visually and emotionally engaging portrayal that allows the children to speak for themselves providing a unique insight into the effects of globalisation

  • A Child From Everywhere: Photographs and Interviews of Children from 185 Countries Living in the UK
  • Caroline Irby
  • 28 June 2019
  • 1906155933

About the Author: Caroline Irby

Is a well known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the A Child From Everywhere: Photographs and Interviews of Children from 185 Countries Living in the UK book, this is one of the most wanted Caroline Irby author readers around the world.