Judith Quax

 

Contemporary European Photography

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“Throughout the twenty years in which Africans have been trying to reach Europe by boat, at least 13,000 migrants have died and another 5,000 have gone missing at sea. I photographed the rooms where young Senegalese men had lived, before they risked their lives trying to reach the Canary Islands in small fishing boats. What do the rooms look like: what is left of personal belongings, what disappeared and what is taken over by family or friends?” - Judith Quax