The ANSA news agency has organized a photo exhibit in Florence called 'A dream called Europe' to showcase stories of integration and marginalization experienced by migrants after their arrival in Europe.
A photo exhibit of the ANSA news agency called 'Un sogno chiamato Europa'' - A dream called Europe - opened on May 1 at Florence's Palazzo Strozzi. The show focuses on the experiences of migrants once they reach the 'promised land'. The pictures highlight the hidden border between integration and marginalization in societies that are often different from the paradise imagined by those who have fled war and famine in search of a future.
Dozens of photos describe the lives of migrants in Europe
Thirty-two photos describe the difficult challenges migrants face once they arrive in Italy, France, Germany and other European countries, when they have to find housing and a job and feel integrated. The photos of those who have made it are showcased along with pictures of those who live on the outskirts of European cities in makeshift shelters after crossing the desert and the sea. Organized with the contribution of the Foundation Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, the show was set up in cooperation with 'The State of the Union', the annual conference on Europe, organized by the European University Institute. The show will run until May 10 (Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am until 11 pm and Sunday and Monday from 9 am until 8 pm).