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I Am Here

This series began in 2015, when the improvised refugee camp in the Maximilian Park in the heart of Brussels was dismantled. This prompted Maroussia Prignot and Valerio Alvarez to questioned the conditions of welcome organized by the Belgian State. They went to one of the many asylum seeker centers run by the FEDASIL and obtained permission to enter and meet the people who find themselves there, waiting, embarked on the mysteries of an endless administrative procedure.
The photographers used different ways of photographing, without making prior aesthetic choices, without disqualifying any form of image a priori. They wandered in the outer arteries of the center. They were seen and gradually became part of the "landscape". Then they were invited to enter the corridors, the refectory, the rooms of some, and the privacy of the images on their smartphones.