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escaping africa: kingsley’s crossing

Posted: June 27th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: multimedia, photography, politics | 1 Comment »

Photojournalist Olivier Jobard documented the 6-month epic trek of a 23-year old Cameroonian named Kingsley, who’s “mission” was to make it to Europe to make a better life for himself and his family. Interesting perspective in that Jobard and Kingsley travelled together; Jobard providing the “eyes” to complement Kingsley’s narration. Check out the boat that they used to try to cross the Atlantic and you know how determined (desperate?) Kingsley and his fellow migrants were to reach their destination, or more importantly leave their current hopeless state.


One Comment on “escaping africa: kingsley’s crossing”

  1. 1 Senegal.::DJ Awadi::.Immigration « said at 8:36 AM on September 12th, 2008:

    […] Also, in connection, a personal account entitled Kingsley’s Crossing available in DVD and podcast documents a Cameroonian man’s 6-month journey across Africa in search of a better life in Europe. You can buy Kingsley’s Crossing here. (via Kamau) […]