ROOM 26.10.12

Fine Art Project
Working on an assignment for Fedasil (Belgian federal agency for the reception of asylum seekers), Isabelle met a young Serbian family, Shaban, Haria and their four children. They came to Belgium in 1998 and were still awaiting their residence permits when Isabelle met them in 2008. Especially Haria intrigued as a person. She seemed both so strong and confident and yet so fragile and naïve. Isabelle felt drawn to them and started visiting them regularly.  This resulted in an impressive story on their lives in this 12 square meter room where they squandered most of the time, worrying about their future. 

The series received the 2nd prize in the Dexia Press Award in Belgium in 2008.

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