• ‘We are Migrants’ photo exhibit runs through Jan 8th at Caixa Forum Madrid
• Works by 14 photographers shows plight of refugees, migrants worldwide
Madrid’s Caixa Forum gallery opens a new exhibition of photography today called Somos Migrantes (‘We are Migrants’), featuring 38 works by 14 different photographers from six countries and focused on the plight of people forced to leave their homes due to economic hardship, political turmoil and warfare around the world.
Co-sponsored by the Spanish Jesuit educational NGO Entreculturas and the religious order’s Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes-España in collaboration with the La Caixa foundation, the exhibition presents moving photographs taken of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers embarked on long and often-dangerous journeys, leaving their homes and crossing borders in places as remote as Mexico and Central America, South Korea, Eastern Europe, Central Africa, Syria and Spain’s southern border at Melilla and the Straits of Gibraltar.
The show’s sponsors say they hope the photographs will help raise awareness of the plight of migrants and refugees, including the 3,740 people who have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, or the hundreds of thousands of Mexicans and Central Americans who try unsuccessfully each year to reach the United States, or the thousands of Sub-Sahara African immigrants who seek asylum every year in Spain’s north African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.
► Get more info at ‘Somos Migrantes’ website, here …