Felipe Romero Beltrán

Felipe Romero Beltrán, Colombia


Dialect studies identity-building and self-representation of a community of young undocumented migrants in Seville, Spain. The city is an important transit point for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea looking to reach northern Europe. Underaged undocumented migrants arriving to Spain remain in state’s custody and live in internment buildings designed by the government, together with other underaged undocumented migrants.
The project delves into concepts of the body, language, and control. It is divided in two parts; the first is a photographic series that registers the routine of their lives. The second part is a video-installation where the migrants read the first four pages of the Spanish immigration law that regulates and controls their migrant status.


Felipe Romero Beltrán is a Colombian visual artist based in Madrid, Spain.
Instagram: @feliperomero30

2020 Joop Swart Masterclass

For the first time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Joop Swart Masterclass took place online over a period of four months, and 24 participants and eight masters were selected to make the program more inclusive. The educational experience of the Joop Swart Masterclass is based on an assignment to produce a photo essay around a given theme. This year the theme was ‘Reset’.

From July to October 2020, the participants worked on their projects and received mentorship and guidance from the mentors.

Learn more about the 2020 Joop Swart Masterclass.