472 Photos


472 Photos
The borderfence around Melilla

The entire fence, photographed yesterday: Starting at the water, up the hill, all along the border and back down to the water. 

12.8 km of fence that sets the border between Europe and Africa, perspective and frustration. 472 photos later, I still find myself facing "La Valla" without understanding. 

The fence prolongs the flight time. It forces people to roam the forest and risk their lives. Or it forces them to pay coyotes and buy forged passports.

It raises the price of reaching Europe.

But I did not meet anyone who would turn back in the face of the fence - where to?