2015 Photo Contest, General News, 3rd prize

Bosa, Bosa, Bosa!


Gianfranco Tripodo


24 April, 2014

A migrant hides from the Guardia Civil in Melilla, an enclave of Spanish territory in North Africa.

Three six-meter-high fences separate Melilla from Morocco, yet for decades people seeking a better life in Europe have attempted to scale the fences and reach Spanish soil. Some 6,000 such crossings were reported in Melilla and its sister enclave, Ceuta, in 2014. Very few migrants are granted political asylum; those who are not are taken to the mainland and handed an order to leave, but most cannot be deported as Spain does not have relevant treaties with their countries of origin. The man hiding beneath the vehicle managed in this instance to avoid capture.

About the photographer

Gianfranco Tripodo

Gianfranco Tripodo is a freelance documentary photographer based in Madrid, Spain. His work is represented by Contrasto. He was born in 1981 in Manila, the Philippines, and grew ...

Technical information

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50.0 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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