Arnau Oriol Sanchez
‘Me firi Ghana’ (a Ghanaian oasis in London)
My girlfriend Eva was born in Ghana and grew up in Spain. We’re both living in London and she became thirsty to know the Ghanaian community here. So I decided to have a look and photograph it. In large cities like London people protect themselves through communities that mirror their homeland, but also draw cultural borders. I crossed one of these borders to find a swirl of passion, colour, faith and nostalgia.
Arnau Oriol Sanchez grew up in Barcelona, Spain. When he was a kid he loved to take any bus and get off at the end of the route. He would use his camera as a vehicle to know new realities. Now he is a photographer with a background in documentary filmmaking in Western Sahara and Spain.