Here we present two photos by Pedro Mata, which lay bare the violence experienced by many migrants on a daily basis due to systematic transgressions against the laws currently in force.
The arbitrary and systematic violation of rights taking place at the southern border, a lawless space of legal exclusion, are reported and denounced. The first edition of the report (2016/2017) focuses on people arriving over land, with Spain’s southern border being the only link between Europe and Africa: the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla (Kingdom of Spain) and their neighbours Nador and Tétouan (Kingdom of Morocco). The second edition (2017/2018) looks at the sea migration routes, those across the Alboran Sea, the Strait of Gibraltar, Spain's eastern coast, the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla.
Frontera Sur is the fruit of a joint project carried out by members of Irídia - Centre for the Defence of Human Rights, Fotomovimiento and Novact.
The project #DDHHFronteraSur (2016/2018) raises awareness of the human rights violations experienced by migrants who reach, or attempt to reach, European soil via Spain's southern border. It shows the consequences of the lack of safe, legal routes for migrants.