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Migrants Odyssey in Europe
Panel Discussion / Screening
17 September, 19:00
The panel discussion - Migrants Odyssey in Europe will focus on the contemporary crisis of migration and its aftermath, with a panel discussion and screening program. The panel will gather artists that have photographed the migration issues: Irish photographer Richard Mosse, Italian Alessandro Penso from MAPS, Thomas Dworzak from Magnum Photos and Omar Imam, a Syrian photographer and refugee based in Amsterdam. Other international experts of migration will illuminate the issue further. The migration crisis is not a contemporary affair, but age-old. It is always a story of loss. People forget that a century ago, Europeans left Europe for political, economic, social, cultural, and religious reasons while nowadays non-Europeans are coming to Europe for the same reasons.
The discussion will be orchestrated by Polish-Georgian photographer Justyna Mielnikiewicz.
The first part of the screening program - In and Out of Europe - will feature the works of above-mentioned photographers, as well as The Bureaucracy of Angels – a short film produced by Adam Broomberg & Olivier Chanarin that recorded the demolition of 100 migrant boats in Sicily during the winter of 2016; Odysseia by Antoine d’Agata, and the 19th century amateur, Augustus Frederick Sherman, whose riveting, turn-of-century-portraits of European immigrants at Ellis Island are archived at the New York Public Library.