The world was all witness of the repercutions of the Syrian conflict in 2015, that resulted in a vast number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to escape from the war and reach out for assylum in hopes of a better future for their families. This created an issue at the same time for European countries trying to decide how to best to deal with this massive influx of people.
By November 2015 it was estimated that more than 750.000 migrants have arrives to Europe by sea. But many of them didn't make all the way through. More than 3.400 died in the Mediterranean trying to make the crossing.
This illustration was born as a response to the frustration and sadness of these events, in an attempt to raise awareness about the issue and inspire organizations and people in general to generate solutions and provide help for these people.
• Selected by Latin American Photography and Illustration 5th annual to be part of the traveling exhibit LOS DIEZ, sponsored by Epson. This illustration was exhibited in New York, the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in California; Casa Tinta in Bogotá, Colombia; and Photoville 2017, in Brooklyn, New York.
• Honorable Mention on the 3x3 Illustration Show No.13 in 2016, in the category of Unpublished Work.