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© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto
© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto
© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto
© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto
© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto
© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto
© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto
© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto
© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto
© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto
© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto
© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto
© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto
© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto
© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto
© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto

© Gianfranco Tripodo / Contrasto


Gianfranco Tripodo is a documentary photographer born in Manila and raised in Italy, who is now based in Madrid, where he works for the most important publications and international brands. He is represented by the agency Contrasto.

Frontera Sur” is a project conceived to be available on multiple media: it is in fact comprised of photographs, texts and videos generating diverse ways of fruition of the project.  The frontier in this case is the barrier between the two Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla and Morocco, which hundreds of migrants, especially from Sub-Saharian Africa, try to trespass in order to find themselves on 'European' territory. Around the barrier migrants live under severe conditions waiting for the right moment to go to the other side, in constant terror of the border guards who repress any intrusion with violence on both sides.

The photographs of  "Frontera Sur" became a  publication produced by the Spanish editor Phree for the series Dùo, dedicated to the collaboration between a photographer and a writer, in this case El Pais's journalist Guillermo Abril. Contrasto produced a video of the project as well.

Tripodo won the third prize at World Press Photo 2015, in the General News category with a photograph showing a migrant hiding from the Guardia Civil.

Gabriele Magazzù

 

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