PROJECT INFO: At the Border

At the border (2006-2007) is a photo-essay describing the illegal labour market in new European Union member states (Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia).
Faced with poor economic conditions, lack of jobs and of means of support, many citizens of the former Soviet republics and other countries beyond – from South East Asia to Africa – are forced to leave their homes to seek better opportunities in the “New Europe”. The money they earn and send back home is in many cases the only source of income for their families. These migrants live and work illegally in the new EU member states, surviving in a foreign culture, on the verge of legality. They often do not see their partners and children for years. They make no plans because in their world there is no future. They live from day to day.
Book design: Ania Nalecka / TBD and Rafal Milach