They take the sleep out of our eyes

(global, 2020-ongoing)

The current global displacement crisis is reaching unprecedented levels, with over 100 million people forced to leave their homes, as reported by UNHCR. In response, states are employing increasingly sophisticated techniques to restrict migration routes. These methods include the erection of fences, implementation of high-tech surveillance, establishment of closed camps, externalization of borders, and violent push-backs at their frontiers.

Since 2020, Vincent Haiges has been engaged in his series titled “they take the sleep out of Our Eyes” which explores the interplay between borders, migratory patterns, and border violence in various locations: Lesbos, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Central Mediterranean, and Niger.

The work on this series is ongoing.