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Facing Prejudice



This series of portraits of refugees seeking asylum in Switzerland was defaced during a public exhibition in a square in Geneva. The original series was produced as part of an anti-racism week, in cooperation with the New York-based Insideout Project, who produced the one meter prints which were put on display by the refugees themselves, many of whom were living - and were photographed - in underground bunkers. The exhibition had to be removed following the damage, but not before this new series of images were taken. They echo, in the rips and tears something of the global refugee experience in present times. It also literally shows what prejudice may look like. The portraits include people seeking asylum from countries as diverse as Togo, Mali, Guinea, Ghana, Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, Algeria, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Iraq and Syria.
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