Liminal Moments
Project info

In Libya, thousands of men, women, and children have spent months, sometimes years trapped inside an arbitrary and violent detention and deportation system, underwritten by European countries under the guise of “managing migration.”

These photographs were made from inside the bowels of this detention system in May 2017.

While migration is an inherently kinetic activity predicated on movement, these photographs are part of a larger project documenting the lives of migrants and asylum seekers around the world during periods of immobility. It seeks to capture the moments, indefinite and open-ended, in which men, women, and children are caught in a liminal space: they are moving neither forward nor backward, but their journeys continue.