As part of Creativity Works: Visual Storytelling, we're highlighting each of the photographers who took partby
What Is Your London?
For many, the idea of London conjures up postcard pictures: the London Eye, Buckingham Palace. However, these depictions of the capital that we’re used to seeing in the media, advertising and the press are outdated. That isn’t the reality for young people living here today. London is nothing without the people that live in it, and each individual has their own story to tell so the participants of Creativity Works: Visual Storytelling were briefed with showing the world what their version of London is, to let the world see their perspective.
This is Randy's London...
Drawing inspiration from photographers’ Gordon Parks and Diana Markosian, The Pursuit is a documentary series by Randy Mankoto, exploring concepts of faith and community of people within his church. He believes in the uniqueness of this story and the importance of sharing it, as London is filled with millions of people with a multitude of beliefs. His pictures are a mixture of interior and exterior scenes that look at moments of reflection and intimacy, as well as capturing objects that evoke an ethereal motif. Mankoto presents self-portraits in moments of prayer and quiet time, pursuing something beyond himself in his most vulnerable and intimate space. The Pursuit is a supremely personal work that puts Mankoto front and centre in the frame, showcasing himself and others, unapologetically, in pursuit for God.