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Exile, Violence, Solidarity

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The Jewish Museum of Belgium presents images of the Moria refugee camp by Mathieu Pernot. Continues until September 19, 2021.

The topic of migration and the presence of asylum seekers on the European continent have been at the heart of Mathieu Pernot’s work for more than a decade. The internationally renowned photographer, who won the 2019 Henry Carter Bresson Award, follows a documentary approach whilst continuously pushing the boundaries of his chosen medium.

In 2020, Pernot captured the realities of life in the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Situated in the Aegean Sea, just a few kilometres from the Turkish coast, the island has experienced a series of crisis that are forever burnt into our collective memory. Pernot used a combination of photographs, videos and handwritten material to give a voice to the men, women and children he encountered. The resulting showcase – titled ‘Something is Happening’ – is a sensitive investigation of the age-old themes of exile, violence, and solidarity.

For further details visit Brussel Museums/The Jewish Museum of Belgium

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