The striking first images from a new narrative photography book that will examine multicultural Britain at one of the most turbulent junctures in its history have been released.
This Separated Isle will feature stories and portraits of people from across the UK, asking questions about the relationship between identity and nationhood to explore not only what divides us, but also the ties that bind us together as a nation.
The book will seek to examine the impact of events including the Covid-19 pandemic, Brexit and the Windrush scandal — all of which have exposed rising divisions in our society — on the concept of national identity and the meaning of ‘Britishness’.
With a foreword by award-winning author Kit de Waal, the book combines direct testimonies with images shot by award-winning documentary photographers and emerging talents, to present a timely snapshot of modern Britain and a portrait of a nation where equality, diversity and inclusion are essential for a healthy society.
Several of the powerful first images to be released from the upcoming book feature in this article. You can also watch the book’s trailer below.