Archives for the month of: February, 2013

Judith Quax_migrants graves_01_My series on migrants graves in Senegal – part of the project “Presence in Absence” – has been nominated for the Dutch Doc Awards! For this series I have traveled along the beaches of Senegal, from Dakar up north to Saint Louis at the border with Mauritania.

In “presence in absence” I show different aspects of this universal phenomenon: empty rooms in both Senegal and Europe in which I focus on the absence of the migrants, in the intimacy and privacy of the rooms they left behind. The perspective is that of the migrants; what they leave behind them and what they recreate at destination to build a sense of attachment.

The series of washed up clothing on the beaches of Senegal shows the uncertainty of what happened to the migrants: have they drowned in the ocean or have they arrived in Europe?
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Tunisia blogI have traveled to Tunisia to photograph and film stories of migration from North Africa to Europe for Amnesty International’s European campaign When you don’t exist. The result will be presented as a multimedia installation in the public space in different European countries and at the World Social Forum in Tunis in March 2013.