The main focus is a collection of portraits of people who have come to Ireland to study English. Many are highly educated, with a third-level degree and a Master’s education. Many arrive from Central and South America, while others are from Asia and Eastern Europe.
During their studies, they face many obstacles and challenges to adapt to living in Irish society. Many of these students work jobs that many Irish people refuse to work in. My motivation for starting this project is that I’ve seen first hand on a professional and a personal level, how difficult it has become for these people. But, I also see how many of these people have come to Ireland to try and improve their lives for themselves and their families.