Choucha: a refugee camp located in Tunisia, 5 kilometers from the border post with Libya and about twenty kilometers from the city of Ben Guerdane. Founded in February 2011, several hundred thousand refugees were in transit there during the Libyan civil war and the NATO attacks. While Libyan refugees are welcomed into Tunisian families andsettle temporarily in Tunis or in the camp of Remada, the refugees of Sub-Saharan origin go to Choucha. I first went there in January 2012, to accompany a reporter. Confronted with the rules of short-term reporting, I had to cope with the complex reality of the camp and with my own difficulties to render an image. I then decided to return in July 2012 so as to start a photography and video documentary project.
Athens Photo Festival 2016
Samuel Gratacap (FR)
Duration: 9 June – 31 July, 2016
Venue: Benaki Museum, Pireos St. Annexe
Opening hours: Thursday & Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00, Friday & Saturday: 10:00 – 22:00