Tala Safié
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Mare Nostrum

Mare Nostrum (2016) is a double-spined publication that juxtaposes land and sea, focusing on the perilous Mediterranean migration prompted by the war in Syria. The land component loudly features news headlines of bigoted immigration-related announcements, whereas the sea component subtly reveals personal testimonies of women, men, and children who were in the midst of the sea crossing. Both sea and land components have the same chronology and timeline: each spread from the land section is paired with a corresponding sea spread with a similar date, allowing for tragic and absurd comparisons.

 All content is based on Amnesty International reports and newspaper archives

All content is based on Amnesty International reports and newspaper archives

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