My environmental portraits of young individuals dressed in school uniforms seek to create a complex body of work and provoke questions concerning identity, education, and class system. Each image exists as a single portrait within a series, a community of photographs. The subjects, dressed in traditional uniform attire, gaze in acknowledgment of the audience. Each young student stands within his or her domestic space, yet, there exists an awkwardness in the way each presents himself or herself.
— Sarah-Marie Land
Over half a million refugees reached the shores of Lesvos in 2015, fleeing war and persecution, seeking a better life for their families. This series of touching portraits breaks down the filter of distance, offering an emotional connection with the subjects and a glimpse into their lives and shattered pasts.