Santi Palacios

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ON THE EDGE
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ON THE EDGE
Copyright Santi Palacios 2024
Updated Jan 2023
Location Mediterranean
Topics Spotlight
Mediterranean Sea | 2013 - Ongoing

'On the Edge' is a visual journey through the main migratory routes that connect Africa and the Middle East with Europe through the Mediterranean Sea: the Western Route (Morocco-Spain), the Central Route (Libya-Italy) and the Eastern Route ( Turkey–Greece). This long-term project has been developed from 2013 to 2022, capturing the very moment in which people who migrate for different reasons cross a border, prepare to do so or die in the attempt. Crossing the Mediterranean is one of the most dangerous stages of the journey to reach Europe. According to the International Organization for Migration, at least 21,257 people have died on these three routes between 2014 and 2020 and that figure only reflects the bodies that have been recorded. The growing political debate within the European Union is focused on the protection of external borders, rather than developing effective strategies to protect the rights of those trying to reach the continent.

This is just a brief sample of a project made up of hundreds of images, for any professional inquiry contact here 
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