Born in 1978 in Eritrea, Aida Silvestri lives and works in London (United Kingdom). She graduated in photography from Kensington & Chelsa College and Westminster University. Her work focuses on a personal and altruistic investigation of the fate of African refugees, presented in the form of blurred portraits with the traces of their routes embroidered directly onto the photographs. Poems on the themes of collective and individual identity and displacement accompany this political and human work.

It is a pleasure to welcome this artist in the frame of the European Month of Photography (EMOP) 2017.