During the summer months of 2016, FOMU, in partnership with four Red Cross refugee centres, organised an immersive photography project. Twelve residents participated, using smartphones, digital cameras, analogue throwaway and Polaroid cameras to capture their personal visions. The results of these workshops are presented here in an eclectic exhibition.
Impromptu images offer an insight into the daily existence of a refugee in Belgium and show that beauty is often to be found in the small things of life. Concepts such as identity, home and society were the key themes, but what really emerges from the photographs is the simple pleasure of taking pictures. The participants’ had widely divergent profiles: women, men, young and old and from many different countries and backgrounds. What unites them is their perception of their new (host) country, which these pictures vividly communicate.