Touch Ground: Massimo Cristaldi documents cost of migration
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Touch Ground: Massimo Cristaldi documents cost of migration

On the night of June, 14th 2013, this ten meter long boat came ashore at Eloro beach with 70 people onboard.

Photographer and dpreview.com member Massimo Cristaldi has spent the past five years documenting illegal migration from North Africa into Europe through Sicily and its islands. Last year alone more than 40,000 desperate migrants made the journey, which many did not survive. In 'Touch Ground' Cristaldi focuses not on them directly, but on the places where they came to shore - tired, hungry, and in many cases dead.

Based in Catania, Sicily, Massimo spoke to us about the Touch Ground project. You can read his responses to our questions (and see more images) in this slideshow.

Photographs courtesy of Massimo Cristaldi