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April 24, 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.
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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 up in Naples. He has a degree in media science and semiotics from Bologna University. After graduation, he spent a brief period in Milan and then moved to Spain, where he has lived since 2005. He has been a member of Cesura, a Milan-based Italian photography collective, whose art director is Alex Majoli, Magnum Photos.
Between 2009 and 2011, Tripodo took part in Reflexions Masterclass, an international seminar for contemporary photography, which has hosted some of the finest young authors from the world over. The seminar is conducted by Giorgia Fiorio and Gabriel Bauret. Tripodo has worked on assignment for the most prestigious magazines and newspaper in the world such as The New York Times, FT Weekend Magazine, El País Semanal, Monocle, Der Spiegel, M, l’Espresso, Rolling Stone, IL, and Colors, among others.
He has also worked for commercial clients such as Red Bull, Red Bull Music Academy, Sony Music, McCann, Samsung, Madrid City Council, Carhartt, Moupia Hats and Saucony.
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