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Turkey - Photographs by Davor Konjikusic

In 2016, during the great influx of refugees into Europe, the Croatian photographer Davor Konjikusic went to the Hungarian border and used the border police's thermovision camera to take these photos. While the refugee - i.e the immigrant in the wider bio-political context - is nothing but a body, a "homo sacer" to the police apparatus, Konjikusic created the works of art to humanize the bodies. These photos were exhibited along with the sound recordings in Davor Konjikusic's "Aura" project in 2016 (more information about which can be found here). The Turkish author Ece Temelkuran, who recently had to flee her home country, also appears in these photos. By putting her face in shadow but in sharp definition among the "homo sacer", these photos aim to suggest that all of the individuals who make up the images all have faces and names as well.


© Davor Konjikusic


© Davor Konjikusic


© Davor Konjikusic