• Prince Kazibwe, 18, from Uganda. Dream job: to work in fashion retail. Photographed at the E. Tautz store in Mayfair, London.
‘I try to fit in... I dress like people do here. I’ve developed a good feeling for fashion. People keep asking where I got my clothes.  In a few years’ time, I will have a large ‘Black Prince Collection’ here.  Of course, it will happen! I am focused and committed. I feel I can do anything in life here.’
  • Mustafa Haloum, 21, from Syria. Dream job: teacher. Photographed at Ark Franklin Primary Academy, London.
‘When we arrived, I slept and slept, then after two days, I started to learn English at home. I had brought English books with me from Lebanon. I studied on my own, all-day long for three months because I wanted to progress. I wanted to have a job  and make friends.’
  • Sheun Odebiyi, 21, from Nigeria.  Dream job: aeronautical engineer. Photographed at the Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London.
‘I’ve always been fascinated by airplanes; [I got a] two-year paid apprenticeship with British Airways, but because I didn’t have my papers, I couldn’t go. I already had my uniform. I was torn apart. Finally, I had found something I was passionate about and it was taken from me.’
  • Maheen Habib Gill, 19, from Pakistan. Dream job: accountant. Photographed at Harding Evans, Newport, Wales.
‘Being an asylum seeker means waiting – always waiting. We’ve been waiting for four years now. It’s stopping you doing so much that you could achieve: I would be driving by now, I would be working, I would be going to uni…’
  • Emad Izadi, 23, from Iran. Dream job: doctor. Photographed at Parkbury House Surgery, St Albans, Hertfordshire.
‘I kept telling myself: “Next year it will get better.” I am not an anxious person, but frankly it has been quite a marathon.'
  • Ammar Alsaker, 22, from Syria. Dream job: visual merchandiser. Photographed at the Wild and Gorgeous store in Primrose Hill, London.
‘In my rucksack, I had my laptop, my phone, some clothes and my hairdryer and wax, because I wanted to be ready for London.  I was forced to be a refugee, but wanted to express my true identity.’
  • Hodan Omar, 27, from Somalia, chose to be photographed near London Bridge because 'it’s here that I got my first work placement. I gained skills and self-confidence, and felt more hopeful about the future.'
  • F. 40, from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), chose to be photographed in Harlesden Library because 'I use the library for medical research. When I am any place here, the first thing I ask is:  ‘Where is the library?’'
  • Charles (he prefers not to give his surname), 47, from Senegal, chose to be photographed in the British Library because 'it’s a place where I come very often to reflect, write and study. It’s a place full of history.'
  • Abrar Hussain, 32, from Pakistan, chose to be photographed in King Square Gardens, in Angel because 'I got a little flat next to the park there. It was a dream come true. It gave me stability. I felt ‘this is my place.’'
Freedom is not easy