mine/scratch/mine. East London and Karelia in Outokumpu College, Finland. 2008 – 2010.
Funded by Streetsoul, the British Council and the Raby Trust.

“Shall I tell you the secret? And if I do, will you get me out of this Bird Suit?” – Margaret Atwood, Siren Song.

About birds, shot on young people from both East London and Karelia in the disused copper mines of Outokumpu College, Finland in October 2008 and 2009.


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