Campaigners have raised £36,000 for a poster campaign celebrating the contribution of immigrants to the UK.
The posters will include immigrants from a wide variety of backgrounds and will be photographed by a fashion photographer, according to the campaign's crowdfunding site:
We will begin by selecting only fifteen migrants, including a few celebrities, from different occupations and all walks of life, such as health service professionals, teachers, cleaners, tube/bus drivers, business entrepreneurs, journalists, lawyers, etc. to be photographed by Vogue photographer Philip Volkers.
The message will be simple and the poster will consist of a photo of the individual with name and occupation, it will be titled 'I am an Immigrant' and will have a simple line outlining their contribution to British society such as "I am a brain surgeon and I have saved 6,000 lives". Research demonstrates that visual depiction is extremely powerful.
The posters will start appearing in April, providing the campaign can raise the final money in the coming days.
The campaign aims to have its posters appear on 300 sites on the London Underground and 550 sites across the rest of the UK.
The entire project is funded through the crowdfunding site and is currently just £8,000 short of its target.
Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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