Nyarugusu one day, Nyarugusu always ?

Nyarugusu refugee camp is located in Tanzania along the Burundian border. Created 20 years ago by the UNHCR and the Tanzanian government, it has hosted mainly Congolese refugees since its opening. Since the political crisis in Burundi linked to the will of President Pierre Nkurunziza to compete for an unconstitutional third term, he has known a large influx of Burundian refugees.

This project consists of a series of portraits of residents of the Nyarugusu refugee camp, photographed in front of their habitat, it is intended to be a testimony of the different situations that exist within this camp. From the refugees who have just arrived to those who have been staying there since the creation of the camp, the disparities in the situation, the disparities in time and geography have been the axis of my project. More generally, this project aims to initiate a reflection on the temporality of refugee status.

All the photographs that make up this series were taken on June 7, 2015. Nyarugusu camp then had approximately 120,000 refugees. An exhibition of this series in collaboration with UNHCR was made for International Refugee Day 2015 at Nyarugusu camp.