Judith Quax


Contemporary European Photography


“Throughout the twenty years in which Africans have been trying to reach Europe by boat, at least 13,000 migrants have died and another 5,000 have gone missing at sea. I photographed the rooms where young Senegalese men had lived, before they risked their lives trying to reach the Canary Islands in small fishing boats. What do the rooms look like: what is left of personal belongings, what disappeared and what is taken over by family or friends?” - Judith Quax