My name is Elisabeth Blanchet, I am a French free-lance London-based
photographer and journalist. I would like to do a feature (text and photo)
about a Pole (male or female or both) who wants to come and make it in the
UK. The idea would be to follow this person from Poland to the UK. So I am
basically looking for someone who would be ok to be followed during his/her
trip across Europe, by bus, plane or whatever.
Along the trip, I’ll take some pictures of the person and also record and
write his/her story: why he/she left, what are his/her feelings about leaving
Poland, his/her hopes and expectations about his/her new life in the UK.
I will also keep on following the person at the arrival in London and take
some pictures at different places, where the person is supposed to go: like
Victoria Station (if we catch the bus) and this corner shop in West London
called “the crying wall” and the place where he/she is going to be
Then the idea would be to follow the person in London or elsewhere in the UK
and arrange regular appointments to see how the person is doing, what he/she
is achieving: Is what he/she lives everyday what he/she expected to?
As a free lance photojournalist, I am trying to make this story published in
a British magazine such as Time Out or in a week end supplement.
I would like to find someone who would be ready to leave Poland between the
28th of February and the 3rd of March 2005.
My details are: Elisabeth Blanchet/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Please, don’t hesitate to contact me if you need further information! Thank