Lampedusa, Italy, October 16, 2013
The ship cemetery of Lampedusa, where decrepit vessels used by illegal immigrants to cross the Mediterranean Sea, are piled up. Most of it are fishing boats from Tunisia and Libya. Personal belongings of the immigrants lie scattered around. All boats have an identification number painted on. Lampedusa is the largest island of the Italian Pelagian Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. As Europe’s southernmost point, situated only 70 miles from Tunisia, the island has become a primary entry point for migrants, mainly coming from Africa.
From the series 'Mediterranean. The Continuity of Man' ©Nick Hannes


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