#5 of TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refusés 2017

Based on general public votes.

#5 – ‘Dead in the Water’ by Jacky Chapman.

Mixed media, 200×114.3x5cm

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#5 of TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refusés 2017 – ‘Dead in the Water’ by Jacky Chapman.

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Dead in the water. 5,083 Gingerbread Refugees (2016)

The beginning of 2017 was punctuated by the announcement that 2016 had been the deadliest year on record for refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean, with most deaths occurring off the Greek and Italian coastlines.

‘I’m not a sculptor; I’m a photographer of 30 years. Even though I’ve photographed refugees and migrants in camps in northern France, I felt that my images captured only a small part of the story. The reality hit home as the ginger bread men, women and children piled ever higher on our dining room table. On average, 14 people died every single day amounting to 5,083 individuals by year end.’ (Jacky Chapman)

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