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Gianfranco Tripodo September 17, 2015

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Spain.
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From the project Frontera Sur, Ceuta, Spain, 2012 

Gianfranco Tripodo (b.1981, Philippines) has a degree in Media Science and Semiotic fromt Bologna University. After graduation he spent a brief period in Milan and then I moved to Spain, where he has lived since 2005. His work has been published in: The New York Times, The Financial Times Weekend Magazine, Monocle, Der Spiegel, L’Espresso and Rolling Stone. Gianfranco is represented by Contrasto.

About the Photograph:

“This image is part of my on-going project about migration in the far southern border of Europe, in the two Spanish enclaves, Ceuta and Melilla. The project is called Frontera Sur, and is about the path that thousands of migrants travel from Morocco to the border of the enclaves until they reach Spanish soil. This particular photograph was taken during an Easter celebration inside the offices of Elin, a Ceuta based NGO that help sub-Saharan migrants with Spanish language classes and general assistance. It was a very intense moment while they were praying and wishing to finally reach Europe.”