Judith Quax

Immigration Clandestine

Since 2006 I research and photograph the phenomenon of illegal immigration, from West Africa to Europe. I photographed the empty rooms in both Senegal and Europe in which I focus on the absence of the migrants, in the intimacy and privacy of the rooms they left behind. The perspective is that of the migrants; what they leave behind them and what they recreate at destination to build a sense of attachment. A selection of Immigration Clandestine is published in the # 25 edition of Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (founded by Okwui Enwezor, Chika Okeke-Agulu and Salah M. Hassan) accompanied by a text essay by Salah M. Hassan.