30 x 37,5 cm
Edition of 15 + 2AP
Signed and numbered on a separate label
ABOUT THIS WORK
This work by Colombian photographer Felipe Romero Bletrán is part of the series Dialect. Romero Beltrán often focuses in his practice on societal issues where he follows his subjects for several years. This series captures the journey of a group of young Moroccan men after their arrival from a dangerous journey crossing the sea to Spain. Through his work, Romero Beltrán sheds light on issues such as alienation and social inequity of migrants in today’s society.
For Dialect he documented the lives of these young adults for three years –the period it takes to go through the legal process of obtaining citizenship. After a perilous journey where they have crossed the Strait of Gibraltar; the maritime border between Morocco and Spain, these young men settled in Seville. While their legal status is being reviewed, these young men find themselves in a void: estranged from the familiarity of their home country and separated from a new society they can’t take part in. Even when they manage to step out of the legal vacuum, they remain ‘the others’ , experiencing a sense of alienation in this newly adopted country.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Felipe Romero Beltrán is a Colombian photographer based in Paris. His practice focuses on social issues, dealing with the tension that new narratives introduce in the field of documentary photography. At the same time, he is working on his Phd dissertation on documentary photography at Complutense University of Madrid. His photographic work, characterized by its interest on social matters, is the result of long-term projects accompanied by extensive research on the subject.
Felipe has recently been awarded in different international competitions: Kbr Photo Award (2023-SP), ParisPhoto Curiosa Section (2023-FR), Aperture Portfolio Prize (2022 -USA), Die Biennale fur Aktuelle Fotografie (2022-DE), Joop Swart Masterclass (2020-NL), GetxoPhoto Award (2020), Photobook Madrid Prize (2020-SP), and ARTBO Colombia (2019-COL).
In 2023, he was the winner of the Foam Paul Huf Award, an annual photography award that aims to support new talent and provide a platform for photographers from all over the world. His solo exhibition Dialect can be seen at Foam until 1 May 2024.
ABOUT BUYING THIS PRINT
This print has a small white border which is part of the image. The print will be carefully wrapped and send as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy is often on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
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