"The people taking part in this project are refugees- men, women and children- who have requested international protection in Spain from 2008 till 2013. They come from war-torn countries or where the autorities can’t, or don’t want to guarantee their safety.
All of them have lived temporarily in the Refugees Centre in Vallecas(CAR)Madrid. Where I made the pictures
In their portraits they are exactly in the same pose as the famous refugees: Einstein, Chaplin, Gerda Taro...who also had to scape from persecution and they had to find refuge in other countries, in order to start a new life and regain the security that was denied them in their own lands.
The portraits of this anonymous refugees give identity and visibility to people who are only a number in the refugees statistics.
Their words accompanying the portraits give voice to their experiences.
They are people who are obliged to make a constant effort to overcome obstacles, and even though they have not freely chosen to be in Spain, they are slowly bringing the best of their worlds to our own society"
Cristina Moreno de Acevedo http://www.enazul.com