No Place Like Home is an ongoing photography and audio project by London-based photographer Jonathan Donovan.
Each portrait is accompanied by recorded audio clip of 2-4 minutes in length, exploring what it is like to live in London at the moment, and asking what constitutes a home in this febrile environment. The work seeks to challenge assumptions about housing, and ask questions about what it really means to be at home in London today.
Jonathan is fascinated by the determination of people to find and define a space where they can live, and has focussed not just on the negative stories, but on people’s pride in making a home, often against the odds, one they have furnished with their personality and belongings. Jonathan has tried to be as non-judgemental as possible and instead to juxtapose different kinds of homes and lifestyles of a number of different residents illustrating the diverse approaches to making a home in the city.
Jonathan began the project in January 2016 and a selection of the works will be exhibited at The Young Vic's exhibition space Platform Southwark, in central London, between September 15th-22nd this year.
Arresting and compelling, these are unique glimpses into London's domestic spaces, looking at the diverse way we form homes and the unique relationships we have to them, whatever they may be.