A shot from my ongoing body of work on Zimbabweans in the UK. Hopefully I will be undertaking more shoots soon.
Patson Muzuwa plans his day in Leicester. 2013.
Patson Muzuwa’s phone is constantly ringing, for him helping other Zimbabweans seek refuge is his life. Patson also helps run a fortnightly drop-in centre for Zimabwean Asylum seekers, to which other people of many nationalities are welcomed to attend. Those of whom are often Congolese, Zambian, Malawian and even North Korean. Patson was himself once an Asylum Seeker, escaping direct violence, torture and death threats in Zimbabwe due to his political ties with the MDC. Yet after being detained for 3 months on his arrival, and years of battling with the UKBA he was granted Indefinite leave to remain, which meant that he can now live and work in the UK as a refugee.