October 27, 2022

Endless Exile Photography Exhibition

Documenting the life, culture and traditions of the Saharawi people.

Endless Exile is but a fragmented glimpse of moments and
scenes in the lives of the Saharawi refugees. They were
displaced to harsh desert camps, in SW Algeria, nearly five
decades ago due to the war that broke out in their homeland
of Western Sahara.
The photos represent the work of Quintina Valero and
Danielle Smith, who has been going to the refugee camps for
the past 31 years. Despite the endlessness of their exiled
state and the lack of progress in resolving the conflict in
Western Sahara, the Saharawis still believe in a better future
for themselves and their homeland and continue struggling to
achieve it. Their largely unknown story is one that gives hope
and strength.
This exhibition attempts to shed a little light on the Saharawis
and their plight. It is also a testament to their human spirit and
an indictment of the international community's failure to grant
them their fundamental right to self-determination.
Endless Exile was on display in the gallery space at ActOne
Cinema in the lead up to our Films & Fundraising for
Saharawi Refugees event on June 6 2022.

Photo by Quintina Valero
Photo by Quintina Valero
Photo by Danielle Smith
Photo by Danielle Smith

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