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Dormeur [The Sleepers] Tangier, Fig. 4
Dormeur [The Sleepers] Tangier, Fig. 4

© Yto Barrada, courtesy Pace Gallery; Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Beirut; and Galerie Polaris, Paris. Photo credit: Yto Barrada

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The photograph depicts sleeping figures in a public park in the artist’s hometown of Tangiers. They are awaiting their illegal and perilous passage across the Strait of Gibraltar to Europe, where the hope is that they will find work and a better quality of life. Their illegal status is the result of legislation that has created barriers to migration from Africa to Europe.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Bristol


Date

2006

Medium

chromogenic print

Measurements

H 127.6 x W 127.6 cm

Accession number

K6308

Acquisition method

presented by the Art Fund, under Art Fund International, 2009

Work type

Photograph


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