portrait of a man photography of the migration into Europe in 2015 2016

Foreigner A photography project by Daniel Castro Garcia

The 2017 recipient of the prestigious W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Grant in Humanistic Photography was UK photographer Daniel Castro Garcia for ”I Peri N’Tera”, the latest chapter of “Foreigner” his long terme project documenting the lives of people at various stages of their migration to Europe.

“With regards to the mainstream media’s representation of the crisis, more often than not, we (“Foreigner” was created in close collaboration with graphic designer Thomas Saxby and producer Jade Morris) felt that the individuals experiencing the situation firsthand were not being depicted in a decent or dignified manner. Fundamentally, people weren’t able to control the way they were being seen.

At the heart of the “Foreigner” project lies a motivation to connect with people, primarily through photography (and as the project has advanced, through film, graphic design and publications). We wanted to contribute to a well-rounded debate by affording our collaborators and subjects the opportunity to share their own personal accounts.”– Daniel Castro Garcia

Foreigner: Collected Writing 2017 is published by John Radcliffe Studio and available here.

– Discover more of Daniel’s work here

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