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Salah

These portraits were specially created during Tel Aviv illustration week in collaboration with Abraham hostel.

A glimpse into the lives of four 'Abraham hostel' employees; three refugees and one immigrant, who share their story of arriving to Israel and their experiences of living here. Their stories are embodied in portraits that are based on the interviews we had with them. the goal of this project is to allow the refugees, even if for a brief moment, to feel like "superstars",  while they expose the tough journey they took and continue to endure in their daily life.

 

Salah

Age: 32 

Place of birth: Eritrea 

Place of residency: Tel aviv 

 

Escaped eritrea in 2010 by paying his way to migrant smugglers, through ethiopia, sudan, egypt and up to the border with sinai. 

The whole journey took about 2 months.

When crossing the border, he was arrested.

Currently lives in tel aviv with flat mates. 

Likes the beach with its fresh air and the opportunity to meet locals alongside tourists there. 

Likes music you can dance to.

Lving in the moment, can't imagine what will happen 10 years from now.

Describes himself as a clean freak ("i learned it from my mother"). 

 

limited edition 1/20. Each poster is signed by hand.

Digital print (300g/m2).

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