serie of 7 pictures (on going)
60 x 40 cm lamda print on cardboard
Refugee Camps is project of photos dedicated to the new shifting boundaries of our contemporary society. Each image portrays some of the largest refugee camps, located in different parts of the world, and generally close to the borders of two or more states.
The camps were photographed from the satellite, which shows an overview - specially chosen - to pay attention to the urban texture of these places of temporary transit.
The images are then represented as floor plans, in full contradiction with the reality, where often on maps these places are not reported.
From the research of Michel Agier (French anthropologist and ethnologist) expert in dynamics globalizzazione- exile and author of the book Un monde de Camps, shows that in at least 450 officially camps run by the United Nations agencies (UNHCR and UNRWA) lives a total of more than 6 million refugees. All have chosen to leave for civil wars, ethnic discrimination or natural disasters. These are the reasons that pushforced mass migration.
For all these men Refugee Camp represent the only alternative.
In its various forms, the phenomenon of '"camp" at the nation-state margins, today is a key element on the demographic and sociological plane, because it alters the perception of the border at the same time constituting one of the "emerging forms of global governance".
Although as a rule, the formation of a refugee camp responds to an emergency criterion contingent and born to manage a crisis situation, it happens more and more frequently that these agglomerations assume a character of permanence. Therefore, often the camps actually become prolonged over time, gradually by losing the nature of "exceptional" and "temporary".
The dynamics of exile and return, described as the two opposite emotions of the field phenomenon, not therefore appears realistic.
At each departure, in fact, it does not match an indention. Rather, the trend highlighted in the Global Trends Report attests to the success of the dynamics of non-return. Over the past five years, moreover, they broke out or were reactivated at least 15 conflicts in the world, which constitute the primary source of mass exoduses, destined to crowd suburbs and force the borders with the risk of The precariousness that is typical of life in the camps, with time therefore gives way to increasingly sedentary lifestyle solutions, both in urban and "emotional" sense. This popular form of "normalization of the emergency" is not accompanied, however, to a subsequent legal and administrative regularization. Which is why the fields are characterized by intrinsic elements of extra-territoriality: from the geographical point of view to social and juridical exclusion.
It is in this way that the ccamps, from non-places become progressively centers of a new society which, though relegated to the margins of society and with an uncertain existence, want to survive. Often these transit areas, with the force of will and despair (and with the help of brave volunteers from all over the world) become places of life, of resocialization, and at times of political turmoil.
List of the refugees Camp :
Hagadera Refugee camp, Garissa County, Kenya
Zaatari Refugees Camp Jordan
Ifo Kenya Refugees Camp
Emirati Jordanian Refugees Camp
Kilis Öncüpınar Camp Turkey
Azraq Refugees Camp
Dagahaley Refugees Camp