We’re told graduating is exciting. A celebratory step towards the future. A bright new beginning.

However for Alice, it presents a lonely prospect; a loss of belonging. For a French student in London, it means leaving four years of life behind. Leaving her boyfriend, leaving best-friends, leaving course-mates, leaving her house, and leaving her community. And as we leave the EU, will she ever belong again? Will it be a final farewell? An Adieu?
A finalist series for the Sony World Photography Awards 2019, the work can be found on the World Photography Organisation’s website here, and their instagram here.

The work received a wide variety of press due to the scale of the competition. From the Daily Mail, to my local newspaper (!), to Creative Boom.

Once the series was officially announced in March 2019, the work was then exhibited in Somerset House from April through to May 2019.
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