49 year old Anne sits outside on a London street. She came to the UK from DR Congo in 2002 and claimed asylum. She had been detained and beaten for condemning the forced recruitment of child soldiers...
Anne spends many hours trying not to stare out the window. She tries to keep busy but is unable to concentrate for too long as she suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She came to the U...
A detail from the letter Anne recieved from the Home Office informing her that her asylum claim had been rejected. She came to the UK from DR Congo in 2002 and claimed asylum. She had been detained an...
43 year old Ngisti from Eritrea outside the house in South London where she has been allocated a bed under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. Her asylum claim was refused in 2003, and f...
London's Hyde Park in late autumn.
Madelena arrived in the UK from Angola in August 2007. She is unable to work and survives only on the kindness of friends. Her father was killed by the Angolan government because of his political acti...
A collection of religious cards in Hamid's home offered to him by a Christian during his stay in hospital. 28 year old Hamid spent three years living on buses, in parks and on the streets of London, a...
A cheap tin of food heats on the stove in a squat in Leeds that has become home to a group of destitute failed asylum seekers. It is estimated that there are as many as 300,000 rejected asylum seekers...
34 year old Alain sits in the subway in Walthamstow, London where he slept for months after first arriving in the UK. After fleeing DR Congo and claiming asylum in the UK in 2002 he spent months desti...
The words 'consent' and 'freewill' are highlighted in Shanaz's English-Persian dictionary. Shanaz is one of an estimated 300,000 rejected asylum seekers living in the UK.
57 year old Geelaas, from Kirkuk in Iraqi Kurdistan, in London's Hyde Park. Geelaas fled to the UK in 2003 after her husband was taken away by secret police. As a writer, Geelaas was sometimes critica...
A snow covered phone box in Highgate, North London. 28 year old Hamid from Iran used to shelter in phone boxes in this area in the years he spent living on the streets. ^When you're sleeping outside o...
28 year old Hamid from Iran sits at a bus stop in North London. He spent three years living on buses, in parks and on the streets of London, after being tortured in prison for over a year in his homel...
Khosro, a failed asylum seeker from Iran, sometimes sleeps at a friends house in Leeds where all the windows have been covered so the neighbours don't know there are asylum seekers living there. Khosr...
43 year old Boni arrived in the UK in March 2005 claiming asylum and was immediately placed in detention for 16 weeks at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre. He had been a wealthy businessman in...
A British Muslim woman walks past the graffiti image of a flag and the word 'England' on the streets of Daneshouse, a predominantly Asian area of Burnley.
Stormy skies over the Royal Artillery Hunt on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire during their last legal fox hunt.
A pack of hounds tear into a fox during the last legal hunt of the Royal Artillery Hunt, Wiltshire before the fox-hunting ban came into effect on 18th February 2005.
Veronika, a traveller from Argentina, relaxes on a street in Rome.
A vase of Ranunculus sits on the windowsill of a flat in East London.
A girl in fancy dress passes out on a bed at a house party in Brighton.
A pink rubber duck sits in a bathroom of a flat on Brick Lane, East London.
Former fashion designer Helen Storey. In 1997 she started the Helen Storey Foundation, a not-for-profit arts organisation promoting creativity and innovation.
Women gather to socialise along Beirut's popular seafront promenade, Corniche Beirut.
Gas flares at one of the many Gas and Oil Separation Plants (GOSP) around Basra burn in the early hours.
Men are able to be themselves at a Naz drop-in centre in South Delhi, as part of the Men Who Have Sex With Men Program. The organisation Naz (meaning Pride) believes addressing the stigma and ignoranc...
14 year old Sila is from the Bedia caste in the Bharatpur region of Rajasthan. Traditionally the Bedia see their women enter the sex trade at the age of 13-14. Sila is about to enter the profession an...
14 year old Nita is from the Bedia caste in the Bharatpur region of Rajasthan. Traditionally the Bedia see their women enter the sex trade from the age of 13-14. Nita is about to enter the profession...
The walls of the tents and shacks of sex workers in the Bharatpur region of Rajasthan are adorned with posters of Bollywood Stars. The women in the profession are mostly from the Bedia caste, which tr...
Ahlan, aged 9, moves through the streets of Al Ghorfa.
Women gather to socialise along Beirut's popular seafront promenade, Corniche Beirut.
Bullet holes in the roof of the church of Nyamata, where thousands of people were killed during the genocide in 1994.
13 year old Daliah Masae grieves over her murdered father, Gayo Masae, who was shot on the steps of his mosque in Talok Ao village, Pattani. She holds a plate with his photograph that was presented to...
20 year old Meenakshi Diwan tends to maintenance works in the solar village Tinginapu. Meenakshi is one of four women from the village of Tinginapu who has been trained in solar powered engineering by...
Children play beneath a solar-powered electric light in the village public square at night. The village's solar panels were installed as part of a renewable energy programme sponsored by Christian Aid...
A sandstorm arrives at Lake Banzena. It has not rained for months and the area is suffering from the most severe drought to hit Mali in 29 years.
A Tuareg herdsman fights his way through sandstorms at Lake Banzena. It has not rained for months and the area is suffering from the most severe drought to hit Mali in 29 years.
Covered in a fine dust following sandstorms, Luca ponders the fate of Lake Banzena. It has not rained for months and the area is suffering from the most severe drought to hit Mali in 29 years.
A dead elephant lies on the dried out bed of Lake Banzena. It has not rained for months and the area is suffering from the most severe drought to hit Mali in 29 years.
The makeshift homes around Lake Banzena of the Tuareg herdsman who settle here during the dry season, when this lake is the only source of water in the region, however it has not rained for months and...
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