In June of 2011, Inayat Ullah arrived from Pakistan, seeking asylum after being targeted for his religious practices. Inayat was forced to leave behind a successful photography studio, which his father began in the 1970's. Here, he and his son Afeen are pictured at a park, overlooking the city of Bristol, England.
After a brief period of resettlement in Cardiff, the family moved to the city of Bristol, where asylum and refugee organisations have been active thanks to the port city's vibrant history of migration.
Inayat and his daughter travel to Cardiff where his solicitor is located.
Inayat's three children stand outside the family home in Bristol.
Having been a successful photographer in Pakistan, Inayat watches a video about studio production at his home. It is illegal to work or seek employment while waiting for asylum approval under current UK immigration law.
Inayat's children explore their new city on the way to the public library.
Afeen and Aleena walk through Bristol's city centre.
A limited number of houses are available for families applying for asylum through the Home Office. Various refugee assistance groups are in place to help facilitate schooling and healthcare needs but depend entirely upon the status of one's case and ability to cover costs.
Both Afeen and Ainan love football and hope to join local clubs at their schools as they did in Pakistan.
Afeen, the youngest of the siblings talks to his friends in Pakistan online when possible, but expresses that he is adjusting and likes certain aspects of British culture, despite how different it is.
Aleena returns to Bristol after a day spent visiting the family's solicitor in Cardiff, Wales.
Afeen waits at the local market to pay for his food. Their neighbourhood is a diverse working class area, with a large amount of migrant and British families.
Afeen and Aleena spend the afternoon at home. While Aleena has passed her exams, Afeen must enroll at a school to carry on his schooling here in the UK.
All three siblings visit the Bristol Cathedral, part of the historic legacy of sanctuary in the city, dating back to the Huguenot refugees of the 1600's
Afeen and his mother at home.
Ainan visits the library for registration during his first day of school.
Afeen cautiously inspects a kiwi, not commonly found in Pakistan, while his father looks on.
Inayat waits at a bus station in Cardiff.
Inayat and his wife watch television at their home. While there is a supportive community for asylum seekers and refugees in the city, the transition is particularly difficult for those with limited English skills and can also make the asylum process a massive challenge due to the terminology and particular requirements of the paperwork involved.
Bristol Refugee Rights is a centre devoted to providing assistance, legal aid, and community for asylum seekers and refugees in the city. The centre has been vital in giving many vulnerable individuals a network to work with during deportation and detention threats as well.
Aleena and her mother, at their home.
Afeen sits at his first doctor's appointment, having been assigned a GP after a month living in Bristol.
The family visits in the living room, watching videos together.
Aleena, an accomplished student and avid reader has read over 25 titles since her arrival to the UK, she will apply for a job upon the decision of her family's asylum status.
Inayat takes on home repairs.
Eastville Park, Bristol.
Afeen, Aleena and Ainan in the courtyard at home.