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Gold 2019 Editorial / Political

I Wish I Were British

  • Photographer
    Michela Carmazzi
  • Agency / Studio
    Reckon Digital
  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial / Political

"I wish I were British" is a series of self-portraits investigating the relationship between personal identity and freedom of movement. This project is my own way of processing the experience of Brexit and the state of uncertainty that we, as EU migrants, find ourselves in. More broadly, "I wish I were British" is about the rights and privilege we are entitled to on the basis of our nationality. I looked at this from an artistic perspective and, for how impossible it is, I imagined that wearing a "British celebrity mask" could be enough to become a British citizen.