Grown-up in Eritrea, I began photography as a self-taught artist while working in Africa and soon moved towards photoreportage, focusing on social photography. Leaving Eritrea for political reasons, I have lived in France since 2009. Through...
Humanitarian rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea, by the European civil organization Sos Méditerranée in partnership with Médecins du Monde: Onboard, West African women have a rest and meditate looking throw the Mediterranean
Humanitarian rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea: During this tragic rescue, only 108 people were saved. The Aquarius had received an emergency call from the MRCC following a report made by a tanker. For a long time, the inflatable boat has been drilled by the waves for many hours when the rescuers arrive on the spot
A young Eritrean exile on the edge of a river on the French-Italian border: "You can't imagine how I feel today, I was locked up for a year in darkness in Libya, I had to pay 8000 dollars to be freed, in August in the Mediterranean we were rescued by Italian coastguards and then stayed eleven days at sea because Italy wouldn't let us land..., today I'm apprehensive for those who are still there."
Since the border closure in Menton in June 2015 and after the expulsion of the camp "No Borders" three months later, the refugees find themselves stuck in Ventimiglia, where a transit camp improvised itself at the edge of the river.
To go from one place of refuge to another, always by night, on foot, by train, or by car with the help of citizens, this young exile will continue his journey across the country, hoping that the most dangerous is behind him.
“Survivors” is a long-term documentary photography project focused on the experience of African exiles. The project rests on the belief that refugees go into exile to become, to have the opportunity to live freely, to build their future, and to participate positively in society. This investigation intends to show the ardent courage to live and to defy the common depiction of people who have become refugees. Documenting the road to exile I have been working at different spots in the Mediterranean and on the Franco-Italian border (2015-2018) highlighting the difficulties and dangers experienced along the migratory journey, questioning how people made the choice of embarking on a path from which many disappear.