Silver / 2018 / Press / Feature Story

Adrift

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/Feature Story
  • Photographer
    Rui Caria

In October I happened to be lucky enough to be able to do something that could take about 2 years to get authorized. I boarded a Portuguese Navy vessel to provide full coverage of the Frontex Triton mission. Today, despite having learned so much, I know less than I thought I knew before I went; Now I miss the difference between migrants and refugees. I have witnessed humanity and inhumanity. The expressions in the portraits I took, made me know that saving people is the only thing that matters, even when their fate is uncertain. What is happening there is the whole lie of the world. Failed states lead these people out to sea, usually at dawn, in a lying promise of better conditions in an Europe that is on the other side of the sea. The side of the sea that counts for almost everyone who finds himself world.