Photojournalist Samuel Gratacap, born in 1982, studied at the Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts in Marseille where he graduated in 2010. His focus was on issues related to migrants.
The work presented at Fotografia Europea, “Fifty-Fifty”, is focused on one of the starting points of African immigration, in the border zones between Libya and Tunisia. He worked from 2012 to 2014 in Tunisia and from 2014 to 2016 in Libya.
The photographs shot in large parts of the Tripolitan coast express all the great instability which reigns in this region of the globe. One can perceive perfectly, even in a truncated portrait, the greatest confusion that reigns and which impacts the lives of sedentary or passing populations in search of other horizons.
Chiostri di San Pietro