Samuel Gratacap - Empire, Choucha camp (Tunisia), 2012-2014

Inkjet print, Hahnemühle Photo Rag
Image: 28 x 35,5 cm (paper: 30 x 37,5 cm)
Signed and numbered on a label
Edition of 10 + 2AP

ABOUT THE WORK
Nine years long, the French photographer Samuel Gratacap has documented the lives of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean, capturing moments of departure at places including the Italian island Lampedusa and a detention center in Marseille, France. Visually his work feels polished and clean but in big contrast stands the burdensome subject that lays underneath.

Gratacap says, "My work is about these territories of movement: the border crossings, the waiting zones for daily workers, the prison, as well as the places related to the ‘rest’ of the body, the paths toward a newfound identity. How does it feel when one person is, at the same time, not feeling at home and not being accepted as a foreigner? How does the body ‘store’ both the rootlessness and the rejection?”

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Samuel Gratacap (1982) was born in France where he studied art at the École supérieure des beaux-arts in Marseille. He has been researching the geopolitical crises around the Mediterranean sea since 2007. In 2013, he won the SFR-LE BAL Prize for young photographic creation with his project in Tunisia in the Choucha refugee camp. Samuel  has exhibited his work in several group and solo shows, including a solo exhibition of Empire at LE BAL in Paris, 2015.

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