TOKYO-2020 Editorial / General News

Living In A Refugee Camp

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/General News
  • Photographer
    Eduardo Lopez Moreno
  • Agency / Studio
    Social Photoghrapher
  • Technical Info
    Leica M10, 35 Mm
  • Photo Date

The project seeks to give voice and presence to people who are often spectral identities who live without dialogue, without answers to their questions, and without a clear future. Their realities are not ephemeral, but only detached from our lives. The refugee camps contain diverse stories that were born in different countries and contexts and intersect in the common areas of these places: markets, primary school and streets; stories that in their plurality create a certain connection, a new sense. Pictures from the Refugee camps of Daadb and Kakuma in Kenya and Markasi in Djibouti.

I am an architect, with a master in sociology and PhD in urban geography. I studied photography nearly 40 years ago. I am preparing a book of photography entitled “Streets of the World and Their People” with short narratives accompanying the photos. I am a social photographer. ( I like to travel and meet the world with its streets and its people, but the part that responds to my interest, my vision and philosophy of life. These images are a look at someone's world, a journey into their space and their life; an attempt to build a a story without affection, but part of a social commitment.