United Arab Emirates
Photographer: Freya Najade
I met Amna through an advert I put up in her University looking for someone from the UAE. She came to London four years ago to study Hebrew and Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
Our photo shoot took place around Bethnal Green, which we both like. We walked around the neighbourhood, had a great time chatting about London and our lives, and took pictures in different locations. Amna especially liked the clash between the fun fair and the gloomy day.
She is moving back to the UAE this summer (2012). That’s why it has for her a special significance to be part of the exhibition The World in London. It's like celebrating London in this last summer. Amna has said that she loves London because of the people it attracts. It seems that everyone can find a place here to do anything. Everything is possible.
Freya Najade, photographer - freyanajade.com