Françoise Beauguion

IN THE COUNTRY NOWHERE – Migrations to Europe



Topos means place. Atopos, absence of place. Utopia, an imaginary idea and illusory project. And the Dystopia, it’s the against-utopia. The borders are going to close, the walls are going to build, the medias talk nonstop about migration to Europe since six months. But this work is not a documentary, I mean, not only. This series is about identity and wandering, the errance in the entrance of Europe. In Greece, Italy and Spain, where the identity is moving between the life before and the life after, before the past and the future: nowhere. In Europe, we call them: the strangers.
I met them and I took them in picture at the end of the day, when the light is moving, become dark, when we don’t see enough. Every places are the same. This is a project in photography, video and text. I wrote in the description, like a scenario or a presentation of a play, very neutral. And, the videos are fixed shots : moments of life (or no life), nowhere and no one.


Françoise Beauguion (Auray, Francia, 1985) is graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie of Arles in 2009.

She works between the documentary and the art, especially around the Mediterranean sea. She travelled in Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iran and worked for French press magazines. Her photographic series are published in the French revues “Les Temps Modernes” and “Bouts du Monde” and have been showed in several exhibitions, festivals and galleries: Galerie du National Geographic, Londra; Kaunas Photo Festival, Lituania, 2010; Festival Désordres, Lille; Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, 2011; 20. Rencontres photographiques, Lorient, 2013; Festival Influence(s), Bouchemaine, 2014; Institut Français d’Egypte, Alessandria d’Egitto, 2015.


7 May 2pm, Chiostri di San Domenico

In the Country Nowhere – Migrations to Europe. Guided tour with Françoise Beauguion


Chiostri di San Domenico
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42121 Reggio Emilia



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