These photographs were taken on the streets of London, United Kingdom during 2019, when the government
was negotiating its withdrawal from the European Union. Being the most populous city in the EU,
London is a symbol of multiculturalism with over 40 percent of the population born overseas
and more than 300 languages spoken daily.
Shot during a period of uncertainty about the country’s future relationship to the rest
of the world, "London: North-South-East-West" reveals the origins of the capital’s citizens
and the identity of London itself.
Lala Phan is a Vietnamese photographer based in London with interests in contemporary issues;
among them are identity and the nature of humans. She works in both digital and
analog photography and is currently focusing on portraiture. Lala Phan graduated with
an MA in Photography Arts at University of Westminster in September 2019.