EXPO: ASYLUM AND MIGRATIONS – FACE AND REALITIES 

LEAVING, BEING FORCED TO LEAVE ASYLUM AND MIGRATIONS. FACE AND REALITIES

Leaving. Being forced to leave… Rarely a choice. In absolute terms, it is even a drama.
Being forced to leave. To accept leaving all that one has, often the few that one has. Or that one doesn’t have at all.
It means leaving one’s family, one’s life environment without always knowing where one goes to. It means also accepting to give up one’s dreams… It means finally accepting to face the unknown.
Resources (mainly mental resources) are needed to leave everything. Yes, leaving is an experience that marks the individual for ever.
Beyond the visible, there are realities that are not always perceptible, those that do not give the opportunity to be apprehended at once. This occurs either by individual reserve or mostly because people have decided to look the other way to avoid being exposed to questions.
That is the reason why I like photography. Indeed, beyond the capacity to show the visible, photography can go in search of the non-visible and the non-perceptible at first sight.
This exhibition of photographs about refugees and migrants who arrived these last years in Europe (via Lampedusa and Lesbos) and the photographs that were taken at the occasion of the dismantling of the « jungle » in Calais give me the ideal opportunity to be confronted with myself and my own reality as I left since more than 20 years…

Seva-NDIBESHE Passionate about photography