São Tomé and Príncipe
Photographer: Martin Parr
I was born in São Tomé and Príncipe and came to Europe (Portugal) in 1990. Although I was very young, I still remember finding it hard to adapt to the new environment. I didn't come to England straight away, but I remember listening to people's histories of London and how different and impressive this city was, and I then decided that one day I would live in London.
I believe that in this life you can achieve all that you want if you have determination and work hard for it, and this belief was my principal motivation to move to London five years ago after completing a University Degree in Sociology.
London is such a vibrant and empowering city, it gives you the feeling that you can do anything and be the best that you can be. It is a place where you meet different people, different accents, and different cultures all the time and you still feel at home.
by Maribel David
Martin Parr, photographer - www.martinparr.com