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Sonia Hughes

I Am From Reykjavik


It’s simple, I arrive. I claim some space in Edinburgh. I build myself a dwelling. I take it down. Another day I try to be at home in another part of the world.

Part protest, part sculpture, part ceremony. I Am From Reykjavik is Sonia Hughes’ attempt to be a post-racial, global citizen. As borders close and identities become narrower how is it to bring your whole self anywhere?

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A woman of the Global Majority sits facing the camera with her back to a wall. She is wearing a hat and zip up jacket. The photo is in black and white.
Sonia Hughes, I Am From Reykjavik. Photo by Solomon Hughes