indefinitely. People can be held in immigration detention if their applications to be in Britain are being processed or have been refused.
Many are asylum-seekers. Some are waiting to hear if they will be accepted as refugees. Others have been refused asylum and will be
sent back to their countries of origin.
them back. Other people in detention have lived in the UK legally for many years or decades, and can no longer prove their original
nationality. Under international law stateless people have similar rights to refugees and should be allowed to stay, but many find themselves
developed through group discussions about the experience and the emotional impact of indefinite detention.
“Insomnia” and “Hope”. While running workshops, Nana was also given unprecedented access to photograph the centre. Producing her own photographs of spaces and portraits, Nana created a simultaneous record aiming to explore the ‘outsider’ and ‘insider’s’ perspectives of indefinite immigration detention.