Redeye Network Meeting at Open Eye
Tuesday 24 March 2009, 19.30
Speaker: Seba Kurtis
Seba Kurtis was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1974. He studied journalism and was a political activist. Whilst visiting Europe for the second time in 2001, Argentina fell into crisis. There were no jobs, the banks locked their doors and chaos was developing on the streets. Seba never went back to live in his home country, instead remaining in Europe and working as an illegal immigrant for over 5 years.
Seba’s work focuses upon his experiences of life as an illegal immigrant, and on the life of Mexicans in the US. He will be discussing several of his projects including ‘700 miles – the changing face of America’, a body of work based on an understanding of being a man with no rights – a thought-provoking meditation on the uneasy alliance between north America and its spiritual, freewheeling neighbour.
Seba will also be discussing his works ‘A Few Days More’ and ‘Drowned’, which explore the motivations of African migrants to Europe and the way in which tighter border restrictions have made their journey even more treacherous. Seba now lives and works in the North West of England; his work appears in the latest issue of foto 8 magazine.
Organised in collaboration with Open Eye Gallery, Redeye Network meetings take place every couple of months. They offer photographers of all kinds the chance to meet, catch up on news and gossip, meet members of the Redeye and Open Eye Gallery teams and see short talks and presentations of work.
Free event, all welcome