A Look Into the Fragile Lives of Mediterranean Migrants
Photographer Myriam Meloni explores the ongoing struggles of migrants and refugees who cross from Africa to Europe.
In the series “Different Shades of Blue” Myriam Meloni photographs Marie, a young migrant from Cameroon, wearing her life jacket and facing the foggy blue void of the sea. For the third time in one year, Marie is preparing to step off the shore of Morocco and into a boat she hopes will carry her to Spain, where she can pursue employment opportunities that are elusive in her home country. But once again, she and her fellow passengers are turned back by the coast guard before reaching their destination.
“Marie once said to me that the sea was her only hope and her biggest fear,” recalls Meloni, a French-Italian photographer based in Barcelona. Marie's statement inspired both the title of the