Join us for the opening night of an upcoming exhibition with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) featuring refugees, migrants and the spaces they inhabit. Photographer Bruno Fert offers insight into the relationship between ‘shelter’ and ‘home’. With each dwelling, we are given a glimpse into a character, and a life, at a pivotal point in their journey.
“To inhabit is something we all have in common. Whether we are nomads or settled, we all inhabit a home. The temporary shelters of migrants reflect their personalities, the same way our apartments and houses speak about us. It is this common denominator that I want the public to relate, to put themselves in someone else’s place by observing where they live. It is precisely for this reason that I take photographs of these shelters, at first, without their residents.” – Bruno Fert
The project has received the Marc de Lacharriere Prize from the French Academie des beaux-arts. The second part of this work “Intimite Temporaire” is currently being shown at the Institut de France.
We hope to see you there!