The Shoes and Lives of Refugees

Since 2011, about 30,000 refugees have fled Sudan after the country started a campaign against immigrants (here is a detailed article about the Sudanese situation by Eric Reeves).  The refugees fled across the border from Sudan’s Blue Nile state to South Sudan – on foot.  Photographer Shannon Jensen made a visual museum of refugee lives in her photographic series entitled “The Long Walk” which documents the shoes belonging to adults and children refugees. The materiality, the documentary approach and the unusual subject make for compelling photography which conveys in a striking, almost ethnographic way some of the reality faced by war refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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(See all photos here)


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