Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
Sam Ivin’s work focuses on social issues and the people connected with them. His pictures attempt to demonstrate the impact these situations have on his subjects. By documenting their stories and perspectives he hopes to provide a more personal, tangible understanding of them. He studied Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport graduating in 2014.
Pakistan /Lingering Ghosts series
The aim of the ongoing documentary photography project, "Lingering Ghosts" is to give an insight into some of the asylum seekers in Britain. It also seeks to raise questions about how the UK’s migration system treats those who arrive in our country seeking safety. These Lingering Ghosts are unable to fully contribute and integrate within the UK society, and are left in a place where their future is uncertain.
These scratched portraits are an attempt to convey the loss of identity many asylum seekers feel whilst waiting to know whether they will be granted refugee status.