Uncovered

They are a group of no identity. They are deprived of one. After a year’s interviewing and photographing, they are uncovered. The Chinese illegal immigrants in the UK revealed their true selves in this book. If a book-cover is where people identify a book, no identity, like the ones in it, is offered to this book. Perspective is all that matters: read the book in any usual way and repeat the same in reverse – learn their stories in English, or in Chinese, or in both. The choice is upon you, but for the personages, they do not have one.

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2008