Sinawi Medine

Documentary photographer
The French Alps
Location: Nice
Nationality: France, Eritrea
Biography: Based in France since 2009, I grew up in Eritrea and began photography as a self-taught artist before moving towards photoreportage. For several years I have been developing documentary projects on migration and exile, a way to keep track of the... MORE
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The French Alps
Copyright Sinawi Medine 2023
Date of Work Feb 2021 - Ongoing
Updated Jul 2023
Topics Borders, Civil Rights, Documentary, History, Human Rights, Immigration, Journalism, Migration, NGO, Photography, Photojournalism

"The night I arrived in France "

For several years, European borders have been under strain, and while member states denounce Polish and Belarusian practices, migrants face harsh situations crossing borders within Europe.
Security, controls, and push-backs do not stop migratory flows; they endanger people in exile who have to take increasingly risky routes. Winter is coming, and the arrival of migrants from Italy via Montgenèvre will continue throughout the season, invisible, in the shadow, and still with the hope of finding humanity in the heart of exile, a safe place to stay and become.
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