To Inhabit. To Be. To Live.
Médecins Sans Frontières
In an exhibition featuring refugees, migrants and the spaces they inhabit, photographer Bruno Fert offers insight into the relationship between ‘shelter’ and ‘home’. With each dwelling, we are given a glimpse into a character, and a life, at a pivotal point in their journey.
“To inhabit is something we all have in common. Whether we are nomads or settled, we all inhabit a home. The temporary shelters of migrants reflect their personalities, the same way our apartments and houses speak about us. It is this common denominator that I want the public to relate, to put themselves in someone else’s place by observing where they live. It is precisely for this reason that I take photographs of these shelters, at first, without their residents.” – Bruno Fert
The project has received the Marc de Lacharriere Prize from the French Academie des beaux-arts. The second part of this work “IntimiteTemporaire” is currently being shown at the Institut de France.
In tandem with the exhibition, a talk will be hosted on Monday, October 16th: In conversation with Médecins Sans Frontières: Are we making a difference? Learn more and register to attend here.
The exhibition and talk are presented by Médecins Sans Frontières with Gulf Photo Plus.