Cinzia D’Ambrosi is an Italian photojournalist based in London who has been part of the Photo Scratch community since we began. We are keen to share this crowdfunding campaign with you, our readers, in the hope you might be able to support the important work she has been doing and continues to do to expose the violence committed against refugees and asylum seekers. Cinzia has already photographed in Greece, Italy and Hungary, with endorsement from Amnesty. Her work consistently draws our attention to the unseen personal experiences of the people she photographs, whether it’s asylum seekers from Syria in Athens, or people caught up in the temporary housing crisis in London. More information from Cinzia follows.
Hate Hurts is a documentary photographic project that exposes violence against refugees and asylum seekers. It is an issue that needs to be told and addressed. This violence must stop. It is an intolerable injustice that needs to be told; the human suffering recorded and challenged.
A crowdfunding campaign is launched on KickStarter to help continue with this important investigation on violence and to present the Hate Hurts project in a touring exhibition starting in Hungary next June. The exhibition will have on one side the stories of refugees and asylum-seekers, the victims of violence, and on the other, the stories of those that directly or indirectly are inflicting the violence upon them. The exhibition will help generate reflection and awareness and a deep understanding of the various layers surrounding migration and that violence is not the answer.
“Hate Hurts is a project with a two sided approach. On the one side, it aims to document physical, psychological and even bureaucratic violence migrants and refugees experience across various European countries. At the same time, it reaches out to the host communities and investigates conditions that fuel the emergence of xenophobia, racism and violence.” European Council for Refugees and Exiles.
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