anterior Presentation: Self-representation and participatory photography

Noelia Pérez, Noemí de Now You See Me Moria and Oriana Eliçabe

Friday July 23rd at 6 pm Arts Santa Mònica


Now You See Me Moria is the guest project in this eighth edition. A compendium of images collected on Instagram since August 2020 initially takes shape to denounce the consequences of the European migration policies on the lives of refugees and call for an immediate evacuation of all camps. Collaborative project started by Amir, an Afghan refugee living in the Moria camp in Lesbos (Greece) and Noemí, a Spanish photographer and editor living in Holland, takes shape thanks to the collaboration of a team of more than 500 people and takes the form of a photographic action, a book, an exhibition and a video.

Now You See Me Moria‘s journey does not end here and its need for change is demonstrated in its various applications from online to face-to-face and public activation. In parallel to the talk, the children from the public will be invited to make kites for Moria that will be sent to the refugee camp.

The work of Noelia Pérez, historian, anthropologist and visual artist, focuses on the confluence between art, visual ethnography, documentary photography and archive as a device of power/knowledge. Noemí is a photographer and editor and in 2020 she started the collective and activist project Now You See Me Moria, frustrated by the lack of media coverage of the Moria refugee camp (Lesbos) and the increasing human rights violations there. Oriana Eliçabe is a freelance photographer with a strong documentary vocation, especially interested in the established powers and the social disruptions caused by social organization and global resistance. Together, she will address issues such as self-representation, the historical context of postmodern documentary criticism, community and participatory photography, and viewer responsibility.

For the occasion, the project itself will be presented, with its collaborative nature in terms of objectives and authorship as well as the background of everything that represents the need for change in migration policies.