Photo Series #9: Even This Will Pass by Aida Silvestri

Aida Silvestri

(b. 1978, Eritrea)

www.aidasilvestri.com

“This body of work depicts the journeys and experiences of Eritrean refugees into the United Kingdom. (…) The title echoes a message found on the walls of Sinai Mountain: Even This Will Pass. This sentiment of hope, together with a map of the refugees’ journeys, fragmented stories and mug shots are the blueprint for this body of work. It aims to raise awareness of human trafficking and to bring to light different experiences and difficulties that my sitters faced on an uncertain voyage to exile which can sometimes be dreadful.” (Artist’s statement)

Even This Will Pass

Eritrea to London on foot, by camel, car, bus, lorry, boat, train and aeroplane, n.d.
Eritrea to London on foot, by camel, car, bus, lorry, boat, train and aeroplane, n.d.
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Winta. Eritrea to London by aeroplane.
Luwam. Eritrea to London on foot, by car, bus and aeroplane.
Luwam. Eritrea to London on foot, by car, bus and aeroplane.
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Anghesom. Eritrea to London on foot, by camel, car, lorry, boat, train and aeroplane.
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Samuel. Eritrea to London on foot, by car, lorry, boat and train.
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Kidan. Eritrea to London on foot, by car, lorry, boat, train and aeroplane.
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Bereket. Eritrea to London on foot, by car, lorry and aeroplane.
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Dawit. Eritrea to London on foot, by car, lorry, boat and train.
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Tekle. Eritrea to London on foot, by car, bus and aeroplane.
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Samrawit. Eritrea to London on foot, by car, lorry, boat and train.
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Rehsom. Eritrea to London on foot, by car, lorry, boat and train

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