The Idea of Europe

A long-term body of work on the human impact of the European refugee crisis.

Life after Hell (2017)

Through a collective narration made of portraits, testimonies and daily life insights gathered at various reception centres across Italy, ’Life after hell' returns names, voices and faces to the refugees who fled the Libyan hell to build a new life elsewhere, often facing tremendous suffering and abuse.

In Between (2016-2017) 

A reportage from the rescue vessel Aquarius. According to the IOM (International Organization for Migration), between January 2016 and March 2017, over 205,000 migrants arrived in Italy through the Central Mediterranean Route leaving from the coasts of Libya. Almost 6,000 of them died in the attempt, making this route deadlier than ever.

Lampedusa (2016)

On this strategically placed, highly militarized island, the 6,000 inhabitants coexisted in recent years with several immigration waves from North Africa, and with more than 100,000 tourists per season. And if the fishermen have become hoteliers and the island has become for many a sought-after resort, for many others it remains a lifeboat at sea, a fortress, a mirage of Europe.

Migrants in Ventimiglia in the summer of 2015

We are not going back (2015)

At the Italian-French border of Ventimiglia, a group of migrants blocked by the French police in Italian territory built, together with French and Italian activists, a self-managed community that soon became a solidary alternative to the typical refugee camps managed by state or para-state organizations.

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