Chroniques immigrées by Christian Carez and Michel Vanden Eeckhoudt

The Belgians are preparing for local elections. The main theme is not a surpising one. Like in many other countries, nationalists are dominating the debates. They are asking for a political mandate for a tougher policy on foreigners and on the multicultural realities in the country’s larger cities. They are …

Halfway Home by Kurt Deruyter

Halfway Home is a photobook about the so-called “transit” or “arrival neighbourhoods” for migrants in Brussels, more specifically about the neighbourhoods around the canal (Kuregem and lower Molenbeek). The canal zone was the industrial heart of the Belgian capital until, in the course of the last century, its factories and …

DAKAR by Helmut Tezak

Amnesty International has warned us earlier this week that populist politicians are busy creating a hostile climate for refugees and migrants. “Toxic political agendas are dehumanizing and scapegoating entire groups of people.” Of course, most politicians still pay attention not to cross any red line of overt racism or hate speech …

Barespagnol by Pablo Casino!

Valencia based photographer Pablo Casino went in 2013 to Brussels to document the local community of retired migrants from Spain.  In 2016 he self-published this work in the form of a small but solid photobook and judging by its title, he does not let us doubt about where the community’s …

Away from Home by Kürsat Bayhan

Kürsat Bayhan‘s photobook “Away from Home” is one of these books that immediately become unforgettable after you have seen it for the first time. It brings you to the shady and also sad world of Istanbul’s day labourers who migrated from the East and South East parts of the country. …

El Cíclope Mecánico

El Cíclope Mecánico is a Spanish collective that organizes and develops projects and activities related to photography and image. © El Cíclope Mecánico I like the name El Cíclope Mecánico very much because these words join the modern notion of “mechanics” with the notion of pre-historic wisdom; with the (homeric) …