2021 Calendar Tenuta Tenaglia for Aboubakar Soumahoro. All sale proceeds of this calendar was donated to the association founded by Aboubakar Soumahoro, in order to contribute to the defense of labor rights of immigrants and Italians in a moment of health and economic crises.
Looney is a story of humanity and lunacy, where boredom is depicted as a font of inspired and playful ideas. Monika spends her time creating new solution to escape her omniscient Nonna.
They say they lied. They say their bodies lied. Is it really a matter of miscommunication? Is it because they talked too quietly? Or is it because they were not loud enough. When they said a silent no, they say they did not scream enough. When they shouted, they say they were exaggerating. They said loudness is not for them. Thus they are stuck in a paradox. When they are victims, they say they victimise themselves. When they are not victims, they do not listen to what they have to say. Where is the dividing line between not listening and silencing? Between equal rights on paper and equal rights in real life? As long as these differences will remain blurred, they will be loud in the street.
Photos of Summertime at the UK's Forbidden Swimming Hole. One of those spots is Shadwell Basin, a little body of water off the Thames River, in east London. Unlike other ponds in the UK, you're technically not allowed to swim in the Shadwell, but people obviously do. In the summer of 2017, people went in droves when the sun's out, brown bags of beer and junk food in hand.
The journey starts in their war savaged home countries, like Eritrea, and Sudan, where black Africans are openly discriminated against by the Arab-Muslim government. They flee genocide, war rape and torture, leaving their homes and families in search of a safer, better life. They pay Bedouin tribesman large sums of money to help them find safe passage over the treacherous Sinai desert. They face more brutality on route, as well as starvation and dehydration, and it has become common for the tribesman, who are supposed to be their guides, to detain the refugees in camps and demand more money from their families. If they don’t pay, they can expect to never see their loved ones again. If their families have the extra money, they are taken the rest of the way to Israel. When they cross the border they are rounded up by the Israeli army and taken to Saharonym prison. They are detained until they can prove who they are and where they come from, if they are lucky enough to have been issued a passport or other identification they are released with a free bus ticket to Tel Aviv. This is the only help they will get from state of Israel.
Refugees from Sudan are not allowed to file for asylum, and are only given a temporary visa; this allows them to legally stay in the country for a short while, but not to work, and they are denied access to healthcare, education and welfare. They are not deported back to their countries because of the poor human rights records there, but they are given no official status in Israel either. They are essentially left in limbo. The government officially refers to the refugees as ‘infiltrators’, a term traditionally used to describe the Arab terrorists that cross into Israel. This is despite the fact that there has never been a case of African refugees engaging in terrorist activity in Israel. They are constantly derided by all levels of government; the Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu recently described African immigrants as a threat to Israel’s identity.Most of them end up at Levinsky Park in south Tel Aviv, where they are left to fend for themselves. They have been given tents by the municipality to provide shelter in the winter, and with no hope of finding a legal job their only chance of making enough money to survive is being picked up for low paid illegal work. They are denied the right to work because the government doesn’t want them to settle in Israel. Some take illegal menial jobs as cleaners and dishwashers, and are often exploited for their cheap labour. This work is not guaranteed though, and they have little money or food. One of the only chances they get to eat is when the Levinsky Soup kitchen comes to the park in the evening. With this newspaper we aim to spread awareness of the plight of the many African migrants in Israel. They are largely forgotten about and ignored by society, both in Israel and abroad. We want to show their story, how they manage to live and survive without basic human rights. How they aspire for a better life and look to a brighter future. Despite the migrant history of the state of Israel, the people in charge today have lost all compassion, and the government is currently instituting one of the most oppressive refugee policies in its history.
Limbo is a photographic project which aim to display and explain.
Seeking to understand society in all its complex, mysterious and creative aspects, Riccardo Raspa is an Italian photographer & director, whose practice is constantly informed by the need to find new stories everywhere he travels. Often using his work as a way to explore different cultures, he believes in the use of media as a way to narrate the society we live in and discover new scenarios. Characterised by a unique visual language, Riccardo’s work can easily shift from reportage to fashion, his style is a contamination of the rawness of photojournalism with the delicacy of fashion editorials.
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