The series of digital collages is an extension of a larger ongoing project of refugees portraits consisting of videos, animation and interviews about their perilous journey to a safe haven, armed only with their hope for a better life.

This series intends to unveil the refugees's number identity (assigned to them by the immigration institutions) by shading a light on the (in)human side of their life-journey. Their faces become screens, displaying mixed geographies, depicting experiences and harshness of intimate realities. Each portrait carries fragments of a personal history, drawing a bigger picture of thousands of other's daily struggle for justice, equality and basic human rights. Those are faces of unknown ordinary people we pass by on a daily basis when walking in the street, who soon after blend with the surroundings. This series present a chance to stop, look and take our time, peer through the eyes of others.

They kindly shared with me their personal stories, often terrible, always emotional and upsetting experiences about their long way to Belgium.
Each print for sale is meant to contribute to support their ongoing struggle for a recognized status as a new dignity and a normal life.


SEKOU / digital collage printed on wood / 118x84cm



SHARIF / digital collage printed on wood / 118x84cm



SAHIL / digital collage printed on wood / 118x84cm



GIRESSE / digital collage printed on wood / 118x84cm



NAIMA / digital collage printed on wood / 118x84cm



HASSAN / digital collage printed on wood / 118x84cm



SALAH / digital collage printed on wood / 118x84cm



SHERYAR / digital collage printed on wood / 118x84cm




"Last Exit to Brussles? Portraits cachés" Solo Exhibition at Theatre MARNI, Brussels // 06.03.2012 > 09.04.2012