Keiji Fujimoto is one of the 50 best emerging photographers for 2015, as voted by the eight-member international jury for the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2015. Here is his winning entry and artist’s statement. View his profile to learn more about him and to see more of his great work.

I am currently working on a photo project—[Forget-me-not]—which focuses on sexual minorities living in east Africa.

In the language of flowers, the tiny forget-me-not is akin to true love. When I arrived in the suburbs of Nairobi, there were forget-me-nots blooming and falling everywhere. These innocent flowers reminded me of my sexual minority friends, who live under strong social discrimination everywhere.

Thus, true love (and a bit of perseverance) is the main theme of this ongoing project.

—Keiji Fujimoto