Daniel Castro Garcia
Exhibition in collaboration with Tj Boulting, London
Daniel Castro Garcia travelled across Europe visiting key areas that are most affected by refugees and migration: Italy, where they arrive from North Africa; the Balkans and Greece, arriving via Turkey from the Middle East, and finally to the migrant camp in Calais, French, “The Jungle”. The result of his photographs was a book “Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015–2016”.
The “Foreigner” exhibition presents a selection of images from the book, but also new portraits, interviews and film footage taken in the beginning of 2017. The portraits taken represent personal stories from the three areas visited. It is this personal and intimate approach to the stories of migrants and refugees that make the project so powerful, without the existing coverage’s sensationalism.
Daniel Castro Garcia (1985, Oxford, United Kingdom) is a London based photographer and film-maker.
He studied Spanish and Latin American Literature at University College London and after graduating went on to work as an assistant director in the film, commercial and music video industry. Alongside this profession, Castro Garcia developed his photography practice. Having started out as a street photographer working on personal projects his work now focuses on social documentary and portraiture.